Melvin V. Francis, 82, of Worth, died Jan. 10 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Visitation was held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills on Jan. 13. A funeral service was held Friday from the funeral home to St. Alexander Church in Palos Heights. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.
Mr. Francis is survived by his son, Kevin; his daughter, Peggy; and his brother, Charles.
Mr. Francis was born in Chicago. He worked as a carpenter and served in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of the Korean War.