Lois M. Franklin

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Lois M. Franklin

April 15, 1924 - September 10, 2018

Lois M. Franklin Lois M. Franklin, formerly of Fredonia, passed away at 5:25 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at the Quality Life Services, Mercer. She was 94.
Lois was born in Jackson Center on April 15, 1924, a daughter of the late William D. and Mary M. (Lowers) Jenkins.
On July 24, 1948, she married Lawrence B. "Ben" Franklin, who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 2000.
She had been employed in her early years at the former Westinghouse, Sharon, as a riveter. She then worked at various local restaurants, the Lawson Milk Co. and later at the cafeteria of the Mercer County Vo Tech.
Lois' life was centered around her family. She enjoyed the many family gatherings, barbecues or just simply playing cards. She enjoyed being able to share moments with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was an avid baker and often could be found outdoors doing yard work and gardening.
She had attended the Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church and the Jerusalem Christian Church, Greenville.
Lois is survived by her children, Lawrence B. Franklin Jr. and his partner, Michael Anthony, of Greenville, Kaye Morris and her husband, Richard, of Fredonia, Karen McAfoose and her husband, Marvin, of Jackson Center and Kim Buckley and her husband, Gary, of Greenville.
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Danny Franklin; four brothers, Clarence "Jake" Jenkins, Harrison "Mike" Jenkins, Gomer Jenkins and Richard "Dick" Jenkins; and a great granddaughter.
The family has suggested that memorial tributes may be made to the Lakeview Area Helping Hands Center, 51 Lake St., Stoneboro, PA 16153.

Lois M., 94, formerly of Fredonia.
Calling hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (9-13-18) and 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday (9-14-18) in ROBERT L. SNYDER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 169 Second St., Fredonia. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.snyderfh.com.
Service: Celebration honoring the life of Lois will be held at 10 a.m. Friday (9-14-18) in the funeral home, with John Canon, pastor of the Jerusalem Christian Church, officiating.
Burial: Next to her husband at Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.
Published on September 11, 2018
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