Ralph M. France Dies At Age 75

Ralph M. France, 75, of N. 5th St., Springfield, died at 6:05 p.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

He was born in Fulton County, the son of Allen and Christina Heston France.

For many years Mr. France was associated with Spencer's Barber Shop. He was a member of the Reorganized Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Barbers Local, and D.A.V.

Surviving are his wife, Catherine; six daughters, Mrs. Robert Welch of Aberdeen, Md., Mrs. Raymond Kiser of Jacksonville, Mrs. James Kelly Jr. of Moline, Mrs. Helyn Fitzgerald of San Clemento, Calif., Mrs. Eugene Strode of Clarendon Hills, Calif. and Mrs. Dale Wilson of Japan; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Hott of Hoopeston, Mrs. Maye Bollinger of Astoria; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ellinger and Kunz Funeral Home, N. 6th St., Springfield. Burial will be in the Beardstown Cemetery.


Published in the Astoria Argus-Searchlight on 7/24/1968

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