Margaret Franks

October 31, 1913 ‒ April 20, 2004

Fredericktown, Ohio

Margaret B. Franks, age 90, of Fredericktown died Tuesday April 20, 2004 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following a brief illness. She was born October 31, 1913 in Fredericktown to Josiah and Barbara Margaret (Breckenridge) Ruggles and had spent her lifetime in the Fredericktown area.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown and Ann Hill Chapter Order of Eastern Star in Fredericktown.

Surviving are her son P. Gordon (Shirley) Franks of Mansfield; her daughter-in-law Deanna Franks of Scottsdale, Arizona; five grandchildren Pam (Rob) Webb, Shelley Franks, Deb (Louis) Lombardi, Gerald “Gerry” (Lucille) Franks, and Paul Franks; 4 great grandchildren Samantha Webb, Louis Lombardi, Nicole Lombardi and Jeri Lombardi; a great great grandson Cole Lombardi; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Paul S. Franks in 1983, son Gerald Lee Franks in 1976, grandson Richard Franks, sisters Laura Snyder and Mary Brocklesby and brothers Ralph Ruggles, William Ruggles, Raymond Ruggles, Cliff Ruggles and Robert Ruggles.

Friends may call at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown on Friday from 6 to 8 PM followed by Easter Star memorial services by Ann Hill Chapter. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 AM at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown with Rev. Bruce Herderson officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 17 South Main Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43050.

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