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November 9, 1937 — May 15, 2020

Nancy J. FRANCIS, 82, of Andrews Settlement, PA, died Friday, May 15, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, PA.

Born November 9, 1937, in Wellsville, NY, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Mary Lewis Haskell.

On October 20, 1957, in Andrews Settlement, she married Dale C. Francis, who survives.

Nancy was a graduate of Genesee High School and the first graduating class of Northern Potter.  She attended Andrews Settlement Baptist Church.  She was a foster mother to 14 children while living in California early in her marriage.

Surviving besides her husband, Dale, are:  a daughter, Joy (Rick) Currier of Andrews Settlement;  a son, Martin Francis of Coudersport;  and three grandchildren, Mollie Currier, Jacob Francis, and Jenevieve Francis.  She was predeceased by two grandsons, Stephen R. Currier and Nathan L. Currier;  and a sister, Dawn B. Haskell.

The immediate family will hold a private funeral at the Andrews Settlement Baptist Church.  The Rev. Dale Post will officiate.  Burial will be in Andrews Settlement Cemetery.

The funeral will be video recorded for the public and posted Thursday on at the bottom of Nancy’s obituary page.

Memorials may be made to Andrews Settlement Baptist Church, Attn: roof fund, 2224 Peet Brook Road, Genesee, PA 16923.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

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