Franklin Sanborn

September 16, 1923 ‒ August 18, 2007

Marengo, Ohio

Franklin Sanborn, age 83 of Marengo, died Saturday morning August 18, 2007 at Bennington Glen Care Center in Marengo.

He was born on September 16, 1923 in Athens to the late Herbert and Orpha (Carpenter) Sanborn. He had lived in Morrow County since 1970 coming from Columbus. He was a WWII Naval veteran and a retired Meat Cutter for Big Bear retiring in 1986 after 35 years of service. Member of the Marengo United Methodist Church and had helped the American Red Cross with the Bloodmobile and Disaster Services for 25 years. He had also worked at the Disciple Shop in Fulton.

Franklin was known as a jokester and loved to tell jokes and stories about people, especially the “green dressing’ story. He enjoyed helping people, turkey hunting, bowling and farming. He had an extensive collection of National Geographic magazines, missing only a few of a complete collection. His hobby was doing leather work, billfolds, bowling bags, purses and his leather cougar complete with color.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years: Margaret (Schaeffer) Sanborn and they were married June 17, 1948 in Athens; son: Frank (Denise) Sanborn of Woodstock; daughter: Teara (Kevin) Potter of Cardington; grandchildren: Christopher and Ashley Sanborn.

He was preceded by brothers: Harry M. White and Donald L. Sanborn.

Friends may call Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 73 W. Walnut Street, Marengo. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. at the Marengo United Methodist Church with graveside committal and military services 2:30 p.m. in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Red Cross, Mt. Gilead Chapter, 37 W. Center Street, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338.

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