Delbert Lee Francy

November 1, 2013 

Delbert Lee Francy

March 9, 1926 - Oct. 23, 2013

Delbert Lee Francy, 87, of Garden City, was born March 9, 1926, in Lamar, the son of Jones Samuel and Alice Alwilda (Beck) Francy. He died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City.

On Aug. 28, 1948, Delbert was united in marriage to Bonnie Belle Breeden in Garden City.

Delbert served in the Army during WWII from 1944 to 1946. He served with the second Infantry, 9th Regt. Co K as Private First Class. Delbert was a farmer and stockman. He also had been employed with the Cass County Road and Bridge Department and the East Lynne Elevator. Delbert loved to hunt and fish, work in his garden and build all kinds of things from wood. His greatest love was being with family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Francy, on Jan. 28, 2008; two sons, Leroy and Larry Francy; and a daughter, Saundra Conner.

Delbert is survived by two daughters, Wanda Engelhardt and husband Rick, Chilhowee, Carolyn Kenagy and husband Delbert, Garden City; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clifford Francy, Centerview, Freddie Francy, Pleasant Hill, Donnie Francy, Harrisonville; a sister, Doris Oldham, Blue Springs; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were Oct. 27 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in Garden City Cemetery. Military services were provided by Harrisonville Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to American Cancer Society or Garden City Meals On Wheels.

To view the video tribute or send the family online condolences, please visit

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 711 Old 7 Hwy., Garden City, MO 64747; 816-862-6345.

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