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Barbara A. Franklin

Barbara A. Franklin

Barbara A. Franklin, nee Mahan, 72, of Tilden, IL, born July 8, 1949 in Belleville to the late Albert and Helen (Harper) Mahan, passed away on Wednesday May 11, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, IL.  Miss Franklin was a home healthcare worker for senior citizens, She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

She was also preceded in death by her son – Michael Franklin, two grandsons – Zachary and Noah Franklin, one sister – Ruby Wingerter and one brother – Albert “Jerry” Mahan.

Barbara is survived by one sister – Marilyn Mahan, one brother – Steve Mahan of Clarmin, IL and one grandson – Keith Voogt of Madison, WI.  She is also survived by her beloved cat – Missy Marie.

Memorials: May be made to First Baptist Church in Tilden, IL or to the family.

Visitation: Friends and family will be gathering from 9 – 11 a.m. on Monday May 16, 2022 at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL.

Funeral:  Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday May 16, 2022 at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL with Rev. Paul Hahn officiating.  Interment will follow at Tilden Cemetery.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Lela Neisler says:

    My sympathy to the family. I knew Barb as a member of our class, so it is hard to lose another one of “us.” I felt so sorry for her when she lost her son and grandson.

  2. Linda Baker says:

    I will miss Barb. She always asked how our daughter Amanda was doing. I know her heart was broken when she lost her son and her grandbabies, but she carried on and did what she could to help others. I have always admired her ability to love others and to show how much she cared.

  3. I have known Barb all of my life. We went through 12 years of school together and have always been friends. She was a wonderful and thoughtful person who always cared about others. She will be missed.

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  1. I have known Barb all of my life. We went through 12 years of school together and have always been friends. She was a wonderful and thoughtful person who always cared about others. She will be missed.

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  2. I will miss Barb. She always asked how our daughter Amanda was doing. I know her heart was broken when she lost her son and her grandbabies, but she carried on and did what she could to help others. I have always admired her ability to love others and to show how much she cared.

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  3. My sympathy to the family. I knew Barb as a member of our class, so it is hard to lose another one of “us.” I felt so sorry for her when she lost her son and grandson.

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