Connie Francis

Connie Marie Francis, 91, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Life Line Hospital in Wintersville, OH.

She was born on September 15, 1922, in Bunola, PA, a daughter to the late Howard Hamilton Sr. and the late Margaret Kopsack Hamilton.

On March 3, 1968, Connie was joined in marriage to George Boyd Francis in Weirton, WV.

Connie was a member of the Cove Presbyterian Church in Weirton. She was also a member of the Weirton Women’s Club and a member of the McHendry Sunday School Class. She was formerly employed as a Wal Mart greeter and was the owner and operator of The Dinor Restaurant in Weirton from 1958 to 1988.

Connie is preceded in death by her brother, Howard Hamilton Jr., and her sisters, Della Clark and Norma Mikec.

She is survived by her husband, George Boyd Francis; her daughter, Benna Milliken (Jeffrey); grandson, Raymond Sacripanti; granddaughter, Daniel Riddle; great-grandchildren, Keagan and Kadian Sacripanti and Ayden Munoz.

Visitation will be held at the Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton on Friday, July 25, 2014, from noon until the time of funeral services at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. J.E. Rudiger presiding.

Burial will take place at Jefferson Memorial Park, Inc., 401 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be addressed to Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main Street, Weirton, WV or St. Jude Childern’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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Connie’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to her caretakers over the last four years: Marilyn Bloomer, Carmen Blavos, Joyce Epsilantis, and Betty Corley; as well as Dr. Amar N. Khurana, M.D., and staff and the staff at Life Line Hospital.