Funeral services for 78 year old Ila M. Franklin of Montrose, IA will be held at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis on Thursday afternoon, October 2nd, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor John Heath officiating. Interment will follow in the Granger Cemetery, east of Memphis.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, October 2, 2014, for one hour prior to the funeral service, with the family present to receive friends.
Ila Franklin passed away Monday afternoon, September 29th, 2014, at the Keokuk Area Hospital, in Keokuk, IA.
Memorials have been suggested to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 East Madison St., Memphis, Missouri, 63555.
Franklin is survived by her husband, John Franklin of the home in Montrose, Iowa, three children: Gary Biggs (Sheila) of Boyne Falls, MI, Bryan Biggs of Mt. Pleasant, IA and Bruce Biggs (Brenda) of Mt. Pleasant, IA: ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, five sisters, Pauline Becker, Martha Martin (Lafe), Ruthie Sears, Lilly Jordan, and Carol Richards (Leroy), sister and brother-in-laws Dick Franklin (Nancy), Joyce Franklin, Robert Franklin (Judy), Gerald Franklin, Gary Franklin (Sharon) along with other relatives.
Online condolences can be made by logging onto Payne’s website at www.paynefuneralchapel.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.