Naomi Ruth (Tinsley) Franzman

March 5, 1922May 12, 2020

Naomi Ruth (Tinsley) Franzman, 98, of Crescent Hill, passed away Tuesday morning, May 12, 2020. She was born March 5, 1922 in Tobinsport, IN to the late Edward and Ethel Ahl Tinsley. She was the retired co-owner and Treasurer, with Blackburn and Davis, where her late husband Oscar was President and co-owner. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 265, where she served as worthy matron five times, and was a longtime member of Crescent Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar, and great-grandson Miles Cummins. She is survived by her loving children; Robert O. (Pam) and Mark S. Franzman, Mary Ann Cummins (Peanuts), Donna Pennebaker (Tom) and Cindy Link (Larry Jr.) 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and other family members and friends. Due to the concern for everyone’s safety there will be a private service for only immediate family with burial in Simons Cemetery, Tobinsport, IN. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts are requested to Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, or Hosparus of Louisville. A special thanks too Hosparus for their loving care and support, including Dr. Lori Earnshaw, Amanda Schar,RN, Lana Quinn CNA, Mary Alice Pierce Social Worker, and Shannon Queenan Chaplain. Please leave a condolence for the family at;


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Naomi Ruth (Tinsley) Franzman

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Katy Cox Smith

May 19, 2020

I am sorry to learn of the death of Naomi Ruth. (I'm pretty sure that is what my Mom called her.)
I believe that Naomi Ruth and my mom, Leona Boyle Cox, were the last surviving members of the Cannelton class of 1939. Mom died in December 2019. I am still going through her possessions and she had saved the nicest letters from Naomi Ruth.
I also found a clipping from the Cannelton News. It was a public thank you after my grandfather Charles H. Boyle had died in April 1962. My grandmother thanked many people including Mrs. Oscar Franzman. As I was trying to solve the mystery of how she might have helped, I saw Naomi Ruth's obituary. Now I'm wondering if they were thanking Naomi Ruth or her mother-in-law. I might never know.
The Cannelton class of 1939 had a strong bond. And these women must have both come from strong pioneer stock, to have lived to 97 and 98 years of age.
You have my sympathy.

Ann Schindler

May 14, 2020

To the family - Ruth was such a great lady, so full of God's love. I shall always see her sitting at church handing out programs, in the kitchen for church dinners, her pumpkin pie, meatloaf, many other great dishes and the best slaw ever. My love the all the family and miss you Ruthie. Ann Schindler

Bev DeYoung

May 13, 2020

My condolences to the family. Ruth was a very sweet woman, very gracious. I remember her always busy in the kitchen , always a smile on her face. Donna is very much like her mom!
May she rest in eternal peace.
Love Bev and Dan DeYoung

Lexi Hartman

May 13, 2020

Aunt Ruth would come to visit us every year at Christmas and bring a bucket of popcorn. I always got so excited for her visit.

Cindy Link

May 12, 2020

Love you so much.
Broken-hearted but relieved because you are finally at peace.
One of my incredible memories:
It was Christmas on the farm in Tobinsport Indiana. As we walked into Grandma and Grandpa Tinsley’s house, there on the floor, laying on top of a heating vent, was a half frozen baby calf. It’s mother had given birth and abandoned it!
All of us grandkids ran to get our blow dryers and anything we could use to warm the calf! We also fed her milk from her mother with baby bottles!
After hours of warming the calf, she finally rose to her feet around 3:00 a.m!
We were so excited that we helped save it’s life!
What a wonderful lessen we learned that day!

Jessica Link

May 12, 2020

Grandma, you are going to be missed and I hope that you know it's because you are such an amazing person with a heart of gold. Your family and your faith were everything and you taught us all that at a young age. I have many wonderful memories of staying with you and Grandpa many times as a child while my parents traveled , going to church and Sunday school, making meals and serving others. You instilled many wonderful qualities in our family. Most of all, you took my mom and one of her brothers in and raised them as your own. You never made my mom feel like she wasn't yours or me and my brother like we were any less than your grandchildren and Emma as your Great-Grandchild. You were always good to all of us! I am so glad that you are finally home, at rest, and with those that you have lost and love. Please watch over us and know that we will always carry you in our hearts! Emma says she will miss you so much Old Grandma (what Emma has called her since she could talk... Grandma would just laugh). ❤️😘✝️🌈

Shirley Hilgert

May 12, 2020

Mrs Franzman always made you feel welcome and at home when you dropped in. I had shoulder surgery this past Dec and she suggested I recover at her home, so Mary Ann had 2 people to take care of. She will be missed by so many, but I have no doubt at all where she is and it is a better place.

Richard Cummjns

May 12, 2020

Love and miss you so much already. I am so happy that you are no longer suffering. I know you are celebrating tonight with Papaw and Miles. Give them both hugs and kisses from me. I hope I made you proud and will continue to live by the examples you showed me during your time here with me.

Elizabeth Robinson

May 12, 2020

She was the best grandmother and great grandmother to our family. She taught us so much about Jesus and serving others. She will be missed and the world lost a great lady but the peace of knowing that she is at Jesus side is the comfort we need because we will see her again. Hugs and kisses


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