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Carol Mae Franklin went to be with the Lord on May 8th at the age of 85 in St. Charles, Missouri. She grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and later made her home in St. Charles where she worked for Walmart, retiring after 25 years of service. Prior to her becoming ill, her favorite pastime throughout her life was traveling back to the Smokey Mountains with her family. She was blessed to have traveled all over the U.S. with family, as well as the Caribbean, Europe, and Mexico. Her other beloved pastimes included visiting with friends and participating in Bible study. She was always available to lend an ear to her friends over the years. In her earlier years, she enjoyed playing the organ and creating collages of family photos on her computer. She also had a love for politics. She was a wife, a mother, grandmother, and a great-grandmother, and after she retired, she became a community volunteer for Americans for Prosperity. Although she loved all of her pastime activities and her family, her greatest love was for the Lord. She was a born again Christian and we are comforted in knowing that someday we will meet again.
Preceded in death by her parents, Annie Josephine Stutts-Walpool and James Gentry Walpool both formerly of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She is survived by her daughter Holly Franklin-Holyfield and her husband Charlie of Rogers, Arkansas and son, Mark Franklin IV, and his wife Karen of St. Charles, Missouri. 6 grandchildren: James Eads, Jr. and his wife Kim of Bentonville, Arkansas; Jason Eads and his wife Lauren of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; Jonathan Eads and his wife Jenn, of West Sacramento, California; Stephanie Franklin of St. Charles, Missouri; and Mark Franklin V. and his wife Erika of Boca Raton, Florida and Tim Kaltenbach of O’Fallon, Missouri. 5 Great Grandchildren: Audrey Eads and Tripp Eads of Bentonville, Arkansas; Kayleigh Kaucher and Bryce Kaucher of St. Charles, Missouri; and Ian Kaucher who serves as a Seaman in the U.S. Navy and is currently stationed in Yokosuka, Japan.
The family would also like to extend their thanks to the help and care of CARIS Hospice Healthcare.
If desired, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Samaritans Purse/Children’s Heart Project. https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/childrens-heart-project/
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