Edna M., nee Alexander, Franklin, 85, of Tilden, IL; born on July 14, 1934 in Caseyville, IL; passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Mrs. Franklin was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tilden. She was the first president of the Tilden Public Library. She served on the board of directors of the WMU. Edna liked working on genealogy. She also liked quilting, canning jam, cooking and collecting recipe books. Edna also loved listening to country and gospel music.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Edwin and Blanche, nee Harrison, Alexander. Her husband Rev. Wilbur “Web” Franklin Sr. whom she married on May 11, 1951 in Paragould, AR and who passed away on April 15, 2018. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters and one niece.
She is survived by her children – Wilbur Franklin Jr. of Tilden, IL; Robert (Tammy) Franklin of Willisville, IL; Cynthia (Pat) Jones of Marissa, IL. Seven grandchildren – Stacie (Jason) Henson; Jeff Franklin; Maegan (Chris) Tombrella; William (Lissa) Franklin; Ashleigh Franklin; Dustin Krzyzanoski; Krystal Krzyzanoski. Eight great-grandchildren – Asher Henson; Mabrey Tombrella; Myles Franklin; Erin Franklin; Caden Finks; Lacy Finks; Lilly Finks; Kayla Pence.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Tilden Teen Sunday School Class or the First Baptist Church in Tilden, IL.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com
Visitation: Friends may call at the First Baptist Church in Tilden, IL on Monday, June 22, 2020 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Tilden, IL on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11:00am with Rev. Paul Hahn officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL is in charge of arrangements.