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Bernadette Francois

Bernadette Francois

Saturday, April 11th, 1931 - Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Bernadette Schreiner Francois 88 of Early, Texas walked out of this life into God’s eternal presence, Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at Rolling Oaks Personal Care, with family by her side. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday August 10, 2019 at 10:00am at Aldersgate Enrichment Center Chapel located at 5001 US-84 Early, Texas, with Pastor Todd King Officiating. Family will receive friends Friday August 9, from 6-8pm at the Brownwood Funeral Home. Services are entrusted to Brownwood Funeral Home.
Bernadette was born in Nebraska City Nebraska to Michael Schreiner and Elizabeth Welter-Schreiner. She received her primary education from Nebraska City Schools, graduating from Our Lady of Lourdes High School.
Bernadette met and married Robert Francois in 1947 and would remain married until his passing in 1988. Bernadette relocated to Brownwood, Texas in 1997 to be closer to her children.

She was an avid gardener, she loved to cook and can, she also loved volunteering at the nursing homes over the years. She loved to play her favorite card game Cribbage and taught all of her children and grandchildren to play also, but most of all she loved being a mother and grandmother.

Bernadette was preceded in death by both parents, husband Robert Francois, daughters Diane Schalk, Patty Wininger, and son in-law James Rice.

Left to cherish her memories are son Robert Francois (Kathleen) of Ft. Meyers, Florida and their children Tracy Ottens (James), Elischa Christiansen, Robert Francois III (Samantha) and Matthew Francois Sr. (Emily). Son in-law Darrell Wininger of Omaha, Nebraska and children Elizabeth Abrahams (Brian), and Nick Wininger (Katherine). Daughter Mary Francois of Trickham, Texas and her children, Jason Edmisten (Jessie), and Jonathan Edmisten (Sarah). Daughter Michelle Thomas (Ronnie "Chicken" Thomas) of Brownwood, Texas and her son Marshall Thornhill. Daughter Vickie Rice of Trickham, Texas. Son Michael Francois (Cindy) of Bangs, Texas and their children Taylor Francois, Raelee Francois, and Michael Francois. Son, Mark Francois (Judy) of Nebraska City, Nebraska and their children Steven Francois (Adrian), Eric Francois, and Kyle Francois. Daughter Tammy Dyer (Rocky) of Early, Texas and their children Jeremy Andrews (Kayla), Dee Akers, Skyler Andrews (Colette). Sister; Anna Mae Kaiser (Clarence) of Nebraska City, Nebraska, 20 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews extended family and many friends. Online Condolences may be made at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Brownwood Funeral Home
    2512 Belle Plain
    Brownwood, TX 76801
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 10:00am
    Aldersgate Enrichment Center Chapel
    5001 US-84
    Early, TX 76802
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