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Anna Mae Franks

April 30, 1932 ~ November 21, 2021 (age 89) 89 Years Old



Anna Mae Franks, 89, of Creston, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 after a brief illness.

Anna was born on April 30, 1932 in Burbank to the late William McKinley and Dorotha (Ditch) Reed.  On Oct. 9, 1948 she married Robert E. Franks Sr. and he survives.  Anna had been an active member of the Canaan United Methodist Church where she helped organize the annual church bazaars and fund-raising dinners.  She was well known for her crocheting and quilting abilities and was active in showing her work at the Wayne County Fair.  She and Bob had shown sheep at various area fairs for many years and she also served for decades as a poll worker for the Wayne County Board of Elections.

Surviving are her husband, Bob of 73 years; sons, Robert Jr. (Helen) Franks and Bruce Franks; son-in-law, David Colich; grandchildren, Amy (Dale) McPherson, Bill (Carrie) Winkler, Kelly (Jake) Sigler, Ben Franks and Dustin Franks; 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, Donna Branch of Lodi and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Connie Colich, her parents and sisters and brothers, Gloria Pamer, Delores Gregory, Mary Lou Kelly, Carol Kent, Kenneth Reed and Gerald Reed.

A private family graveside service will be held on Saturday at Canaan Cemetery.  Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects to Anna on Friday, Nov. 26th between 2-5 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston.  Due to illness, the family will not be present.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 4500 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131.

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