Brantley M. Francis, 3-year old son of Matt and Jeanna Francis, of Geneseo, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. A funeral service celebrating his life was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Geneseo Evangelical Free Church, where the family requested formal attire. A burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. The Rev. Stephen Palm officiated. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where the family requested casual attire, #TeamBrantley or a Super Hero shirt. Memorials may be left to the Brantley Francis Memorial Fund.

Brantley M. Francis, 3-year old son of Matt and Jeanna Francis, of Geneseo, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. A funeral service celebrating his life was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Geneseo Evangelical Free Church, where the family requested formal attire. A burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery, in Geneseo. The Rev. Stephen Palm officiated. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where the family requested casual attire, #TeamBrantley or a Super Hero shirt. Memorials may be left to the Brantley Francis Memorial Fund.

Brantley was born in Peoria on Aug. 11, 2014. Brantley loved the color red. His favorite foods were pizza rolls and McDonalds, especially his favorite, chicken nuggets. He loved Justice League, Marvel Avengers and Ninja Turtles. He liked the Ninja Turtles so much he even wanted to be Raphael when he grew up.

He is survived by his parents, Matt and Jeanna; his sister, Brooklyn; grandparents, Brad and Chris Olson, of Moline; and Eric and Sheila Francis, of Geneseo; great-grandparents, Jeannine Hicks, of East Moline; Betty Olson, of Moline; and Bonnie Jazwick, of Orion; his great-great-grandmother, Geraldine Gronenthal, of Nebraska; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.