Francis McCauley (Veteran)

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Francis J. McCauley, 92, of Eldon, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at the Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 10, 1918, in Kansas City, Mo. Francis resided in the Kansas City area the majority of his life. He moved to Eldon following the death of his wife, Mildred. He served in the Army during World War II in the 713th Railroad Operating Battalion throughout North Africa and Europe. He worked as an engineer at the Kansas City Terminal Railroad before the war and continued with them after the war until his retirement. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Kennedy Council and a member of the Knights of Columbus Clown Club (Britches) bringing joy to many handicapped and underprivileged children. He is survived by his daughter, Frances Lovelace of Eldon; son, Joseph McCauley and his wife, Mary Ann of Independence; grandchildren, Jennifer Nichols and husband Steve of Bokeelia, Fla. and Travis Lovelace of Bokeelia, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Skyler Nichols, Peyton Lovelace and Trevor Lovelace of Bokeelia, Fla. Francis was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred McCauley; and his son, David McCauley. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, Kan. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. In place of flowers, please send donations to: Missouri Knights of Columbus Clown Club, 314 Galena Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109. Please offer condolences at www.mcgilleyhogememorial

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