Bonita R. Franklin, May 26, 1926-May 3, 2008

Sep 4, 2015


Bonita R. "Granny" Franklin, 81, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, in Erie County Care Facility after a lengthy illness.

She was born May 26, 1926, in Elyria, and worked for numerous places in her lifetime. She was a member of the Salvation Army and was a former member of Norwalk Eagles Club.

She is survived by daughters, Rose LaLone, Carol (Robert) Warnke, Gatha Fritz, Frances (Kenneth) Schacht and Jeannie Franklin Dougherty; sons, Walter (Ruth) Franklin and Ed (Nancy) Franklin; 28 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Kelso; brother, James Myers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter C. Franklin; parents; a sister; three sons-in-law; two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. Tuesday until funeral services at 1 p.m. in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Captain Mark Larrick from the Salvation Army and Pastor Darrell Gant from Eagles Nest Church will officiate. Burial will be in Perkins Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

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