OBITUARY

Oleta Ailene Franklin

9 July, 193113 August, 2022
Obituary of Oleta Ailene Franklin
PEORIA ~ Oleta Ailene Franklin, 91, of Peoria, passed away at 12:28 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2022 at her home. She was born July 9, 1931 in Long Lane, Missouri to Pruitt and Nettie (Broyles) Cansler. She married Vernon Franklin April 10, 1948 in Buffalo, Missouri. He died January 25, 2018. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Rick Franklin and four brothers, Gleamon, Leland, Loman and Gary. Surviving are three sons, Brent (Christy) Franklin of Peoria and Kevin (Debbie) Franklin of Pekin and Darryn (Judy) Franklin of Lincoln, Nebraska; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Cansler of Hixon, Tennessee and Larry (Mavis) Cansler of Diamond, Missouri and one sister, Nadine McFarlin of Ava, Missouri. A homemaker, Aileen’s greatest pleasure was her family. She loved spending time with and taking care of them. She enjoyed going to garage sales, grocery shopping, cooking and entertaining her friends from church. After retirement, she and her husband, Vernon, started making quilts together and have made more than 80. She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Peoria. Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Elder Dale Pittenger and Pastor Steve Shaw will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be at Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito. Memorial contributions may be given to Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4019 Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614. To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

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Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

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Thursday, 18 August, 2022

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Thursday, 18 August, 2022

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