Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Maralyn Jeanette Franks, 87, of Wooster died on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Wooster Community Hospital

She was born July 21, 1935 in Wayne County to Walter and Mary Gallagher Wohlford.  On July 31, 1993, she married Raymond J. Franks.  He preceded her in death in 2005.

Maralyn had worked for many years at Freedlander’s as well as Ashland University and Modern Finance in Ashland.  She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #92 in Ashland.  Maralyn enjoyed collecting Mickey Mouse, mice, enjoyed watching Disney movies, the birds and squirrels in her yard, and being in nature. She loved her family and spending time together.

She is survived by her sons Mark (Jenny) Haas of Norton and Michael (Kim Porter) Haas of Wooster; grandchildren Nathaniel (Abbey) Haas, Rachel Haas, James (Tiffany) Porter and Micheal (Sabrina) Porter; great-grandchildren C.J. Porter, Spencer Porter, Landon Porter and Gavin Porter.

Along with her husband, Maralyn was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.

The family will greet friends following the service.

Contributions may be directed to the Gilcrest Adult Daycare Wooster, 2375 Benden Dr., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Marilyn was a dear friend and will be missed at our family gatherings. Her smile & wit always charmed us.So much fun to be in her presence.Our hearts go out to her family.

  2. What a wonderful Aunt & loving person ❤
    Jennifer Murray

  3. Kim was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother-in-Law, My condolences to you and Mike.


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