Francis W Elwood

December 31, 1969 ~ June 16, 2022 (age 52)


Francis W. Elwood, 64, of Hillsboro, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home of Nokomis is assisting the family.  No services are planned for Mr. Elwood at this time.

Mr. Elwood was born January 12, 1958 to Harold E and Della (Petra) in Peoria, Illinois and they preceded him in death.

He and Mary Cooper were married August 29, 2014 in Greenville, Illinois. She survives as do children: Richard (Jamie) Elwood of Taylor Springs, Harold (Jamie) Elwood of Coffeen, Frances Elwood, Jr. of Hillsboro and Brianna Blankenship of Springfield; siblings:  Lena Guyot of Florida, Dovie Cutright of Nokomis and Curly (Angie) Petra of Irving; father-in-law and mother-in-law Roger and Evelyn Cooper of Coffeen and several grandchildren.  He is survived by several  nieces.

Francis dearly loved his children and family and will be missed by all who knew him.  Anyone that knew Frances knew they could count on him to help them whenever needed.   His favorite pastime was fishing.

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