Obituary of Arlene Francis
Arlene K. Francis, age 74, of Campbell, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2005 at Corning Hospital.
Arlene was born January 2, 1931 in Riverside, NY the daughter of the late Guy and Genevive (McChesney) Knapp. She grew up helping with the family business, Knapp Greenhouse and graduated from Painted Post High School. Arlene went on to work for 31+ years as a Ware Checker in the Quality Control section of Corning, Inc before her retirement in 1992.
She continued her love for gardening throughout her life. She also spent her past time playing bingo, watching soap operas, spending time with her friends, and participating in the wide variety of events offered by Founders Pavilion.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Johnson of Campbell; son, David Francis of Campbell; grandson, Jeremy Myers; brothers, Floyd Knapp of Winter haven, FL and Claire Knapp of Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Betty Putnam of Painted Post, Edith Root of Addison, and Judith Smith of Beaver Dams. Arlene is predeceased by her sister, Carolyn Meyers; brothers, Robert Knapp and James Knapp; and son in law, Walter Johnson.
Arlenes family will receive friends on Saturday, December 24, 2005 at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning from 11:00am until 1:00pm where her Funeral Service will follow at 1:00pm with Rev. Tom Bell. Interment is private.