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Sharon J. Franklin

October 23, 1937 - September 30, 2018

YORKTOWN – Sharon J. (Zimmerman) Franklin, 80, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
She was born October 23, 1937 in Muncie, the daughter of George E. Zimmerman and Marietta (Ice) Teal.
Sharon fell in love with Walt and married him on March 25, 1955. You see she knew …READ MORE

YORKTOWN – Sharon J. (Zimmerman) Franklin, 80, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
She was born October 23, 1937 in Muncie, the daughter of George E. Zimmerman and Marietta (Ice) Teal.
Sharon fell in love with Walt and married him on March 25, 1955. You see she knew a good man when she met him. However, when they were introduced by their mothers, he was in the U.S. Navy, lucky for us we have their love letters from their courtship during his days at sea.
Her joy in life was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her family immensely and would do anything and everything within her might for them. Her love for her sisters, niece, nephew, great niece and nephews was just as strong as for her immediate family. Sharon didn’t know a stranger, she loved everyone as she instilled these values into her children and grandchildren. But we must not forget the funny side of her, for she loved to make people laugh. Our memories of her escapades with Mumu’s, decorative slippers and much more will be forever in our memories. We are so fortunate to have so many happy and hilarious times with her, forever we have the gift of the joy and laughter she gave all around her. Thank you, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, great aunt and friend, for you will be dearly missed but we will be grateful for everything and every moment we had with you.
Survivors include her three daughters, Vicki L. Franklin, Muncie, Kathy S. Franklin-Lee (Mike Paul), Yorktown and our special angel Lora Franklin, Yorktown. Grandson, D. Ryan Lee, Indianapolis, Devin (wife: Ashley) Lee, great-grandsons, Draycen and Daxcen Lee, Yorktown. Her sisters, Lois (husband: Phil) Ellis, Daleville, Barbara Bogue, Daleville, Kandi Kay (Zimmerman) Resnik, Florida, a niece Joni Ellis, Daleville, a nephew, Phillip Ellis (wife: Missy) Muncie, great nephew, David (wife, Katie), Anderson, great-great nephews, Bryan and Gavin Ellis, Tyler and Payton Ellis, and great-great niece Claire Ellis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Leonard Teal; and husband, Walter M. Franklin.
There will be no services. Cremation will take place. The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcroft Servcies Inc. 114 Streeter Avenue, Muncie, IN 47304.

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