AVIS DE DÉCÈS

D. LaVerne Franklin

4 août 19307 juin 2021

D. LaVerne Franklin, 90, formerly of Columbia, MO passed away June 7, 2021 in Overland Park, KS. Funeral service will be 2:30pm, Monday June 14th at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may gather during visitation, Monday, at the funeral home from 1:30-2:30pm.

LaVerne was born August 4, 1930 in Woodlandville, MO to Osborne A. and Freda Lewis Stidham. Soon after, the family moved to a farm near Centralia, Mo. She spent a lot of her youth with her close cousin Nedra Stidham Thomas, and they were much like sisters. In 1948 she graduated from Centralia High School. She earned her Associate’s Degree from Christian College in Columbia, after which she and friend Sylvia moved to DC where they both worked for the FBI. After moving back Columbia, she worked as an administrative assistant for Mizzou assistant football coach Frank Broyles, under head coach Don Faurot. A short time later, she met H. Ralph Franklin. They fell in love and married June 20, 1954, at 1st Christian Church in downtown Columbia.

After they raised 2 children, Ralph preceded her in death June, 1977. When she was widowed, she worked at the University of Missouri in the cashier’s office where she stayed for 10 years. After retirement she moved to Overland Park, KS to spend time kids and grandkids. She was a faithful woman and a conscientious caretaker, who loved her family and friends, demonstrating both unconditional love and resilience to all fortunate enough to know her.

She is survived by her children, Laura (Rick) Stief of Lenexa, KS; Cliff Franklin of Wichita, KS; grandchildren, Kevin Stief of Lenexa, KS and Erica (Jackson) Miller of Olathe, KS; great-grandchildren, Logan, Marlee, and unborn Levi Miller; nephews, Andrew Thomas, Charles Stidham, Wayne Stidham, Gary Franklin; nieces, Sharon Nelson and Michelle Denton and all of their families. She is also survived by sister-in-law Jean Franklin. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, H. Ralph; brothers, Freddie and Aubrey Stidham; nieces, Nedra Ann Thomas, Debra Thomas and Teresa Thomas; her brother-in-law Henry Franklin; sis-in-law, Mary Franklin Mitchell; nephews, Ron Franklin and Dan Mitchell, and her dear cousin, Nedra Thomas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Hickory Hill 5990 W Hatton Chapel Rd, Columbia, MO 65202 OR StandUp Parenting of Kansas City, c/o Treasurer Gregg Gehrig, 5609 W. 97th Ter, Overland Park, Ks 66207 or Venmo GREGGORY GEHRIG@GREGGORY-GEHRIG.

Services

Souvenirs

D. LaVerne Franklin

VOUS AVEZ UN SOUVENIR OU DES CONDOLÉANCES À AJOUTER?

ENVOYEZ CONDOLEANCES
Lisa Baker

9 juin , 2021

Cliff, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Lisa

Megan Ball

9 juin , 2021

Cliff, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

DE LA FAMILLE
DE LA FAMILLE