Patricia L. "PL" Francis, 84, of LaGrange Park, formerly of Chicago and River Forest, died on March 14, 2013. A graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School and Northwestern University and a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, she spent a semester at Oxford. She was a member of the 19th Century Club, the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, and the Art Institute. She will be remembered by her fellow "book friends" and missed by her many cousins, including Betty S. Knox.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Beatrice Francis; her cousins, Barbara S. (Wyndham F.) Gary; and Louis W. Schultz Jr.
A memorial service will be held at Plymouth Place in LaGrange Park at a future date. Memorials in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association or Northwestern University or Chi Omega National Foundation, 3395 Players Club Parkway, Memphis, TN 38125. For additional information, contact Hallowell & James Funeral Home at 708-352-6500.