Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Martha B. Francis Plas, 91, St. Patrick, died July 1, 2011, at her residence.
She was born April 10, 1920, in Russia to Henry and Irene Barge Francis. On June 12, 1940, she married John B. Plas Sr., who died in 1998.
Surviving are four children, James Plas, St. Patrick, Janice Plas, Houston, Texas, Judith Walls, Houston, Texas, and John Jr. (Cindy) Plas, Fort Loramie; five siblings, Mary Francis, Fort Loramie, Raymond (Jean) Francis, Versailles, Rita Goubeaux, Osgood, Monica (Paul) Stephan, Lake Placid, Fla., and John (Marty) Francis, Greenville; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are eight siblings, Clara Bender, Leona Zircher, Lavena Grillot, Charles, Norbert, Ralph, August and Henry Jr. Francis.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the former St. Patrick Catholic Church, where she was active in the church choir. A homemaker, she had been housekeeper for several priests at the former St. Patrick parish priest house.
A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, the Rev. Dennis Jaspers officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.
Condolences may be left at gehretfuneralhome.com.