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.