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Luella L. Franklin

Luella L. Franklin, 84, of the Hopewell Community near Holton passed away at 7:50pm, Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. She was born in the Hopewell Community on November 5, 1936 the daughter of Guy and Leah Palmer Cumberworth. She was married to Lloyd Franklin on July 23, 1955 and he preceded her in death on April 7, 2019.


Survivors include one son Steve (Kathy) Franklin of Holton; one daughter Diann (Tony) Jackson of Holton; four grandchildren Trevor (Livi) Downey of Versailles, Marsha (Ed) Byard of Butlerville, Jessica (Josh) Schmidt of Holton, and Kayla (Travis) Coy of Shelbyville; 8 great-grandchildren; one brother Guy Jr. (Saralee) Cumberworth of Holton; three sisters Linda Tieman of Versailles, Leda (Carl) Hunteman of Rockford, Michigan, and Lila (Dean) Holcomb of Westport. She was also preceded in death by her parents.


Mrs. Franklin was a 1954 graduate of Holton High School. Her working career spanned many years, working at US Shoe in Osgood, Farm Bureau Insurance, Cummins Engine in Columbus, and her retirement from the Ripley County Clerk’s Office. She enjoyed spending time with her large family and playing music. Luella was a lifelong member of the Hopewell Baptist Church where she played the organ and piano for over 60 years.


Funeral services were held at 11am on Wednesday, September 8th at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Luke Koors officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday and was also held at the church. Memorials may be given to the church building fund in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.