Beatrice Faye (Francisco) Land

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Beatrice Faye (Francisco) Land, 83, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. She was born Dec. 20, 1930, at Bethpage, daughter of Verna and Vesta (Lee) Francisco. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Leroy Francisco; and one sister Betty (Corn) Brown.

Survivors include: two sons, Raymond Land, of Joplin, and Rex Land and his wife, Ellyn, of Pierce City; two daughters, Linda Dickson and husband, Larry, of Neosho, and Kathy Lawrence and husband, Curt, of Joplin; one sister, Dolly Odorizzi and her husband, David, of Haysville, Kan. She leaves 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Wheaton High School in 1948. She worked at Dale's IGA, Wheaton; Jumping Jacks, Cassville; J.C. Penney, Joplin and Consumers Market in Neosho.

Funeral services were held Saturday in Wheaton Southern Baptist Church under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial was at Union Cemetery, Longview.

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