LaDona S. Franks, 84 of Smithville passed away Thursday, February 9, 2023 at Orrville Pointe Nursing Home.
She was born on February 8, 1939 in Wadsworth to William Sr. and Laura Viall Haley. On August 20, 1955, she married Cloyd E. Franks, he preceded her in death in 2003.
LaDona worked over 20 years as a STNA for Westview Healthy Living. She enjoyed crocheting blankets and making birthday cards for her family, painting, collecting angels, and spending time with her family and following all of their activities. LaDona was a member of the NOW Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her children Deb (Jim) Garrett of Orrville, Janis (Roger) Nussbaum of Orrville, Jim (Jill) Franks of Smithville and Dan Franks of Wooster; 10 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; a brother William (Sue) Haley, Jr. of Orrville; sisters JoEtta (Harold) Blough of Smithville and Judith Vizzo of Dalton.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by sisters Frances Sullivan and Sandra Haley and great granddaughter Adalynn Franks.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 11:00AM at NOW Church of the Nazarene, 1235 Back Massillon Rd., Orrville, OH 44667 with Pastor Jim Copenhaver officiating. A private family interment will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 10:00AM at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Friends will be received on Monday, February 13, 2023 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Children’s Home, 2685 Armstrong Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 Akron Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 or NOW Church of the Nazarene, 1235 Back Massillon Rd., Orrville, OH 44667.
Online condolence may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
My thoughts and prayers continue for all of you. I still use an afghan she crocheted for me in the early nineties!
You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. Prayers for you & your family.
So very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort that she is home with the Lord
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
We are praying for your family during this time of loss, May the God of all comfort surround you with His peace and may you find joy in all the beautiful memories of this dear lady! Darryle and I have so many fond memories of our time at Orrville, one in particular is the Christmas Open house at LaDonas home! Great fellowship and delicious food!!
I was very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I knew her for many years in her work at Westview, she always took excellent care of her patients and was a reliable and compassionate nurse. We need more caregivers like her.
So sorry to hear of your loss Dan, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
GOD BLESS !
Many years of great times lots of laughs and a few tears mixed in. She is now at peace. My prayers are with all of her dear family as you all travel down this road. Love all of you.
Peace be with you and condolences to you and all who loved your mother.
She was the absolute sweetest, i loved very much the time i had to get to know her, she taught me the biggest lesson i’ve learned on my nursing journey, taking care of her was nothing but an absolute pleasure. my heart- and warm hugs to you all. -Riley
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Prayers for you and your family as you go through this difficult time.
Dan – so very sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother… a Life well lived caring for others. My your tears of sorrow soon turn to smiles and laughter as you fondly recall all the wonderful memories you shared with her.
Dan Franks, Deb and Jim Garrett,
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
I am a Registered Nurse now retired. And I remember when Ladona worked at West View Manor. May she rest in eternal peace. Prayers going out to her family.