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Blanche Franklin

Blanche Franklin

Blanche Darlene, nee Hamill, Franklin, 79 of Marissa, IL; born August 28, 1932 in Clarmin, IL; passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Red Bud Regional Care Center in Red Bud, IL.

Mrs. Franklin was a homemaker. She was a member of the Clarmin Baptist Church, and a member of the Eastern Star Sparta Chapter 411.

She is preceded in death by her parents William Hamill and Frankie, nee Wood, Hamill Shook. Her husband Homer Lee “Ted” Franklin whom she married on October 30, 1947 and who passed away on September 21, 2011. 1 brother – Robert Hamill.

She is survived by 3 daughters – Barbara (Steven) Zweigart of Steeleville, IL; Carol (Thomas) Zweigart of Evansville, IL; Elaine (Paul) Schmidt of Dawson, IL. 8 grandchildren – Stephanie (Shane) Rinehart; Thomas (Kim) Zweigart II; Rebecca (Shaun) Kohlenberger; Steven Zweigart; Matthew (Jenny) Zweigart; Sarah (Ty) Ear; Rachel Schmidt; Nathan Schmidt. 12 great-grandchildren – Mason; Brynna; Madison; Colton; Elijah; Jaden; Kiley; Desiree; Nicholas; Stormie; Hunter; Quincy. 2 brothers – Carl “Bud” (Marlee) Shook; Wayne Shook. 3 sisters – June (Leroy) Frech; Dorothy Koerner; Ruth Elizabeth (Stanley) Herrera.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Eastern Star service will be held Thursday at 7:00pm) and on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:00am with Rev. Wilber Franklin officiating.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Interment: Burial will be held at Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    So many wonderful memories that I have of your family. It was always a big deal when we plan to go to Marissa to visit Blanche, Ted & the girls. Going swimming, eating, playing and visiting, The Franklins were a very important part of my childhood.

    I know that one day we all will be together for a visit.

    Love to all.
    Luann Koenig Ostrom

    Posted by: Luann Koenig Ostrom – Seabrook, TX – Family Friend Apr 11, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    Missing you still everyday. Nothing is quite the same without you! Love you much. Thank you for being my Mom.

    Posted by: Elaine Rose Franklin Schmidt – Dawson, IL – Daughter Jul 19, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    Still missing you every day. I know you would be proud of our new grand babies. They remind me, just as they did you, that the world does go on.

    Posted by: Elaine – Springfield, IL – Daughter Jun 02, 2015

  4. Administrator says:

    Still missing you. Thank you for all the love you gave to me, Paul, and our kids. You did your best to fill us with that love while you were alive and I draw from that reserve often. We still think of you all the time and imagine what your response would be to family and world events. Wish we could sit down together and have one of our talks. Things just aren’t the same without you You were one of a kind and there’s no replacement. Wish you could see your youngest great-grandchildren. There have been three more since you passed. Cecilia Violet reminds us of you with her sweet little round face, brown eyes, and fiesty personality reminding us of the circle of life.

    Posted by: Elaine Schmidt – Dawson, IL – Daughter Apr 09, 2017

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