Joanne L. Franklin, 86, of Elkhart died at home on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
Joanne was born on July 7, 1935 in Chicago to the late Frank E. and Esther E. (Yoder) Lamberson.
On June 18, 1960 Joanne married Robert B. Franklin in Elkhart. Bob died November 24, 2019. Surviving is a daughter, Elizabeth (Mark) Bontrager, son James Franklin and his fiancé, Jodi and her daughter Mary Kinzel; grandchildren Abigail, Perry and Macy Franklin, Eric Gordon and Jessica (Steven) Beinart and a great grandson, Payton Alexander Beinart.
Joanne received her Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and was a school teacher at Roosevelt Elementary for many years. She was a member of the First Congregational Church and she was very active in the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Friends may call Monday, January 17, 2022 from 10 am until the hour of the service at 11 am all at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. The Rev. Elizabeth Harbin will officiate and burial will be in Violett Cemetery in Goshen.
Memorial contributions in memory of Joanne may be made to the P.E.O. International Sisterhood 3700 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50312
PEO International Sisterhood
3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA 50312