For more information, call: 573-331-5133

1875 Founders Society

In 1875, a trio of Franciscan Sisters established the first Saint Francis Hospital, helping to make Cape Girardeau, Mo., a better place to live. The Sisters rented a two-story frame house, which accommodated just 12 patients. There, they offered compassionate care and the latest in medical treatments to those in need. Today, that humble hospital has evolved to become the most progressive, trusted medical center in the region.

A group of caring and compassionate leaders is helping foster the dreams of those three Sisters – and furthering the mission and values of Saint Francis Healthcare System. TheHealthcare System strives to continually invest in new technologies and treatment options to offer area individuals and families better access to the very best healthcare available.

As part of the 1875 Founders Society, members are helping to make the Saint Francis service area a better place to live.

Through the strong support and financial contributions of the 1875 Founders Society, the Healthcare System is able to continue to offer convenient access to advanced technologies and leading-edge services – all in a compassionate environment. We invite you to become a member of the 1875 Founders Society to continue the great work of our founding Franciscan Sisters. Through your annual $5,000 contribution, you will have the opportunity to continue providing leading-edge healthcare to those in need by directing your gift to the fund of your choosing or the area of greatest need.

Be Part of Our Mission

For more information on membership in the 1875 Founders Society, please contact the Saint Francis Foundation at 573-331-5133.

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1875 Founders Society Members for 2016

Charter Members

† Denotes Deceased
Robert J. and Betty A. BaslerDr. and Mrs. Paul C. Horn
Gordon and Ann BrookmanJim and Teresa Maurer
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry DruryHarry and †Fran Rediger
Dr. Billy A.F. Hammond and Dr. Liliana VisccherMark and Barbara Thompson

Lifetime Members

† Denotes Deceased
Alamo Hotel 2012 Trust in memory of Robert A. and Anna R. DruryVince and Jan Kelley/Nip Kelley Equipment Co., Inc.
Robert J. and Betty A. BaslerMr. and Mrs. Paul Kitchen
Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. BjelichDori A. Lage, in memory of †Wally Lage
Frank W. Braxton, MDJim and Teresa Maurer
Gordon and Ann BrookmanMs. Imedla Nenninger
Cape Anesthesia Group, Inc.Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Pancoast
Dr. Wendi and Dan Carns† Andrew and †Beatrice Perrin
Jason and Lesley Coalter/The Printing Co.Dr. Joel West and Patricia Ray
R. David and Gail CraderHarry and †Fran Rediger
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Cuba† Mr. Gene Rhodes
Rusty and Marilyn CurtisRichardet Floor Covering
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Drury† Dr. Raymond A. Ritter Sr. and †Mrs. Lillian Ritter
Mrs. Wanda L. DruryGary and Wendy Rust/Rust Communications
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. EssnerJason and Leigh Ann Siener
Charlene G. FreemanDr. and Mrs. William D. Stahr
Norman L. and Diana GlausThe Roberts Group, Inc.
Dr. Billy A.F. Hammond and Dr. Liliana VisscherMark and Barbara Thompson
Cheryl A. Mothes and Richard L. HetzelDr. and Mrs. Michael C. Trueblood
Dr. and Mrs. Paul C. HornLori Wills


AmendiaDr. and Mrs. Adam S. Morgan
Tony and Debbie BalsanoRuss Mothershead Sr.
EpicMy Daddy’s Cheesecake
Bill and Jeannie FadlerMaryann Reese
Mr. and Mrs. Doug FrieseMr. and Mrs. Scott Rhodes
Bob and Joy GarrettMr. and Mrs. Jim W. Riley Jr.
Isle Casino Cape GirardeauDr. Kimberly K. Roos and Mr. Leslie J. Roos
John Mark PhotographyDr. Karlyle K. Christian-Ritter and Mr. John Ryan
Gerald W. and Clarice Jones/The Cash-Book JournalDr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Ritter Jr.
Rick and Chris Kennard/Coad ChevroletRiver Eagle Distributing Co.
KFVS-12Moe and Patti Sandfort
Kiefner Brothers, Inc.Dr. and Mrs. Stanley D. Sides
Dr. and Mrs. Richard KiesDennis and Kathy Vollink
Teri L. KreitzerRock and Judy Wilferth
Macy’sDr. Phenu Zachariah
Michael G. McCrate