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Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1917 Archer City Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Marlene Ann Franklin

October 15, 1937March 21, 2020

Marlene Ann Franklin, 82, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Wichita Falls. She was born on October 15, 1937 in Portage, PA to the late Alston J. Huey and Salome Yoder Jones Huey. In 1942 she and her family moved to Rome, NY. On November 7, 1968 she married James “Jim” L. Franklin in Pamelia, NY. In 1970, Jim was transferred to Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls where they retired. Jim preceded her in death in 2015. Marlene was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Harry Clapper. She is survived by her children, Lanna Patterson and Donald Baber of Randlett, OK, Debbie and Tommy Schroeder of Holliday, TX and Jeff and Glenda Little of Iowa Park, TX; grandchildren, Jennifer and Graham Wood, Kristen Rooney, Danielle Schroeder, Courtney Little, Abbey Williams and Jason Little; great grandchildren, Raina Rooney, Lexi Rooney, Kane Rooney, Caitlyn Hopper, Jake Wood, Berkeley Wood, Houston Wood and C.J. Wood; siblings, Joyce and Bill Heinzlmier, Betty Clapper, Sandra Casadei and Joe Gawarecki, Joe and Patty Huey, Ronnie and Lynn Huey and Terry Huey; numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Howie and Gloria Franklin; feline friend “son”, Dozer Franklin, who she absolutely adored; special friends, Gary and Jackie Swett, Evelyn Cunningham and Bill and Janet Little. Marlene worked civil service for many years. She loved her children, family, bingo, casino, soap operas, daily word puzzles and sitting having breakfast with Jim “Honey”. Special thank you to Brookdale Sikes Lake family and Hospice of Wichita Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls. Arrangements are under the direction Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com

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Gayle Fowler

March 28, 2020

There are so many wonderful memories of Marlene. Some of my favorite memories were Thanksgiving dinners at her home and playing 20 questions while opening Christmas gifts. Her home was always open to family, friends, and cats. She was a sweet, lovely lady with a smile that could light up a room. She was a devoted wife and mother and a friend to all. My heart goes out to all her family....Love and Prayers.

Deniese Haskins

March 24, 2020

My condolences and prayers to the Huey family. Lanna and Grandma Clapper my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Peter Hanrahan

March 24, 2020

Marlene was a wonderful woman, always cheerful and "up" and ready to help. She was my secretary at the Sheppard AFB International Office and loved working with students from dozens of countries and they loved her. She was kind and especially mindful and considerate of the obstacles that students from under developed countries faced in language and culture. Marlene had a memory that rivaled a computer and we all kidded her about it.
She will be missed by all that knew her...may she rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY