She was born July 26, 1934 in Loudon, Tenn. to Fred and Carrie Brown Akins. She worked for Paul Watts, maintaining his home and office.
Mrs. Franklin was a member of the Spencer First Baptist Church. She enjoyed taking care of her plants, inside and out.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Warren D. Franklin; a son, Randy Franklin of Bloomington; a brother, Larry Akins of Loudon; three sisters, Ethel Dawn of Indianapolis, Gladys Melton of New Palestine, and Freida Rogge of Hustonville, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Spencer First Baptist Church with the Rev. Shannon Benham officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Calling will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at West and Parrish and Pedigo Funeral Home and Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com