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Brantley M. Francis

August 11, 2014 ~ December 16, 2017 (age 3)

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December 19, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory
580 E. Ogden Avenue
Geneseo, IL 61254

Funeral Service
December 20, 2017

10:30 AM
Geneseo Evangelical Free Church
914 North Chicago St.
Geneseo, Illinois 61254

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Brantley M. Francis



Brantley M. Francis, 3 year old son of Matt and Jeanna Francis, of Geneseo, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on December 16, 2017. Funeral services celebrating his life will be on Wednesday, December 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Geneseo Evangelical Free Church where the family requests formal attire, followed by a burial at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Reverend Stephen Palm will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 19 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo where the family requests casual attire, #TeamBrantley or a SuperHero shirt is appropriate.  Memorials may be left to the Brantley Francis Memorial Fund.


Brantley was born in Peoria on August 11, 2014. Brantley loved the color red. His favorite foods were pizza rolls and McDonalds, especially his favorite, chicken nuggets. He loved the Justice League, Marvel Avengers and Ninja Turtles. He liked the Ninja Turtles so much that he even wanted to be Raphael when he grew up.


Brantley is survived by his parents, Matt and Jeanna, his sister, Brooklyn, grandparents, Brad & Chris Olson, Moline and Eric & Sheila Francis, Geneseo, great-grandparents, Jeannine Hicks, East Moline, Betty Olson, Moline and Bonnie Jazwick, Orion, great-great grandmother, Geraldine Gronenthal, Nebraska. Brantley is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.

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