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Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home - Delta
Sunday April 10th, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Funeral Service

Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home - Delta
Sunday April 10th, 2022

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Denise Lee Francis

Denise Lee Francis, age 51, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into heaven, Thursday, March 31, 2022. She was born July 30, 1970, in Wauseon, Ohio to Henry Kenton and Mary Lee (Donnelly) Smith. She married the love of her life, Mark Anthony Francis on July 13, 2013.

Denise was a devoted daughter, mother and grandmother. She was a steadfast friend who always put other before herself. She enjoyed spending time with her family and playing cards with friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Mark A. Francis; daughter, Heaven (Merlin) Barnett; stepdaughter, Toni Smith; stepfather, Gene Hochstetler; brothers, Matt Smith and Ryan (Mindy) Smith;  grandchildren, Kalliope and Mia Barnett; stepgrandson, Jacob Jones; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Denise was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home in Delta, Ohio where service will follow at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local Meals on Wheels or to the American Kidney Foundation.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.grisierweigelfh.com



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she was the best aunt that could have ever had in the whole world she did
everythinh for me.

lacey smith Apr 27 2022 1:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Denise Francis

Debbie Koos- Patterson Apr 7 2022 5:09 PM

My Precious Sissa , we had so many amazing times together. Cooking and sharing movies and making so meny memories 💖 I will be waiting under the apple tree . Just like when we was kids . I will Never forget you I hold you forever in my ❤️

Bonnie Bittinger Apr 6 2022 10:52 PM

Dee Dee was a very nice lady. Glad i got to know her

Melissa Heinemann Apr 5 2022 10:40 PM

There are moments of my life I will never forget because of Dee. She was a truly amazing birthday buddy. I will think of you in your heavenly home this year my dear on our birthday.

Together we made 50 lbs of Grandpa Z's Polish sausage, fawned over Sam Elliot (really who doesn't), and watch a ton of movies (some naughty and some not). Until we meet again dear friend.

Miller Emily Apr 5 2022 7:43 PM