Viola R. Franks

August 03, 1921 ‒ March 19, 2010

Mount Gilead, Ohio

This is the way the world goes round:

In tender continuity,

Generation after generation

Caring for the other,

Age for youth, maturity for age,

Each in its time.

Youth. Maturity. Age.

This is the way the world goes round:

We, God’s grateful children

Held together by an endless chain,

Link with love,

Honor bound.

Viola R. Franks, age 88, of Mount Gilead died Friday morning, March 19, 2010 at the Morrow County Hospital Extended Care Facility after a brief illness.

She was born August 3, 1921 in Russell County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Will David and Ida Ellen (Bostic) Whited.

A resident of Morrow County for over 50 years, she was a homemaker, who enjoyed her family, friends, her home, her flowers, and cooking. She took classes in cake decorating and did many beautiful cakes.

She was a faithful servant of the Lord and was active in the Ladies Aid Society. She was instrumental in getting gift boxes collected and shipped to Franklin Graham for Children in other countries from the Cornerstone Christian Church. She also received an award for lifetime Sunday School attendance.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Boyce C. Franks, her daughter Bonnie, her son David, her grandson Brandin Javens, 6 brothers, and 4 sisters.

She will be missed by her two daughters Janey (Mick) Johnson of Mount Gilead and Deborah (Mark) Bohland of Lexington; seven grandchildren Davette (Johnson) Javens and her husband Jeff, Devon Johnson, Darin Franks and his wife Holly, Scott Palmer and his wife Holly, Jonathan Franks and his wife Kim, Stacey (Palmer) Kinkel and her husband Jason, and Vanessa (Veal) Martin and her husband Eric; ten great grandchildren Brian Javens, Christina and Rebecca Franks, Caitlyn Franks, Taylor, Lily, and Abigail Martin, Sophie and Lily Palmer, and Jonathan Kinkel; two great great grandchildren Makayla and Alexis Javens; one sister Ada M. Stiltner of Mount Gilead; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on the family on Monday March 22, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead. Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in the Franks Family Cemetery in North Woodbury.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department or Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338

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