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Janet Sue (Gerkin) Franklin

December 1, 1939 ~ April 29, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

Janet Sue Franklin, 81, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 29, 2021. She was born in Switz City, Indiana on December 1, 1939 to Arthur Samuel and Wilma Virginia (Frye) Gerkin.

Sue graduated from Martinsville High School. She married the love of her life Barry Franklin on January 31, 1964.  Janet was a member of the Lifeway Baptist Church in Ellettsville and the Quilting & Sewing Club. She loved spending time with her family and traveling to Florida each year. She enjoyed bible study, gardening, bowling, being outdoors and staying active. Janet was always very social and had many friends she enjoyed talking with she never met a stranger and her infectious personality, smile, and laughter lit up a room. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend who will be missed.

Sue is survived by her husband, Barry Franklin of Bloomington; son, Michael Sauers of Indianapolis, IN; daughter, Jennifer Allen (Mark) of Clarksville, TN; seven grandchildren, Erin, Sauers, Sarah Sauers, Abigail Allen, Olivia Allen, Katherine Allen, Madelin Allen and Sophia Allen; eight great-grandchildren; niece, Tracy Sexton; nephew, Randy Pinkston; great-nieces, Alexandra and Whitney; and great-nephew, Nick.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Linda Pinkston.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the Lifeway Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Von Bokern officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Visitation will be held on Monday at the church from 11:00 AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her honor to Lifeway Baptist Church Missions.

Online condolences may be shared with Sue's family at www.westparrishpedigo.com

Arrangements have been entrusted to West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
May 3, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lifeway Baptist Church
7821 State Road 46
Ellettsville, IN 47429

Funeral Service
Monday
May 3, 2021

1:00 PM
Lifeway Baptist Church
7821 State Road 46
Ellettsville, IN 47429

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