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Francene Van BoeningFrancene Gail Van Boening, age 62, of Ozark, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was born March 29, 1957, in Springfield, the daughter of the late Lewis Frank and Frances C. (Morton) Simpson. She attended Hillcrest High School. On January 29, 1981, she and Bruce Simon Van Boening were united in marriage. Francene's greatest joy in life was her family. She loved each family member, and her grandson, Braydn, was the best gift ever. She enjoyed all animals and would protect any that needed it. Fran loved the beauty of nature and making beautiful things. She enjoyed a wide variety of arts and crafts. Her devotion to others extended beyond family, she welcomed all others. She was "Mom" to everyone. Survivors include: Her husband, Bruce; two sons, Blake Van Boening and wife Brandy of Ozark, and Cory Van Boening and wife Bailey of Wichita Kansas; her grandson, Braydn; brothers and sisters, Donna Opperthauser and husband Don, Cindy Rogers and husband Clay, Lewis F. Simpson Jr, Nikki High and husband Denny, and Rick Simpson and wife Patsy; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by "Sweet Baby James". Visitation will be from 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon Thursday, January 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. A funeral service will follow at 12:00. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Willard.
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Funeral Home Owner Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM
I will miss my dear sister-in-law very deeply.. She was never one to be judgemental, She would open up with a listening ear, and she was just a wonderful person to talk to, with a beautiful way about herself. My wife, Nikki, will be at the services, and I will be represented by her. This has been a terrible loss for the both of us, but we are comforted by the fact that she is safely in the arms of Jesus. With a saddened heart, you will truly be missed. Condolences to her immediate family. She was a beautiful person here on earth.God bless her soul.We love you.
Denny Hale Jan 6 2020 12:00 AM