Anna Elizabeth Kinder

Birth Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 1961
Date of Passing: 
Monday, April 3, 2017

MEDINA – Anna Elizabeth Kinder, 55, of Medina and formerly of Wooster passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Samaritan Care Center in Medina.

She was born October 7, 1961 in Wadsworth, the daughter of Fred James and Helen Juanita Crook Kinder.  She was a 1980 graduate of Vermilion High School and a 1992 graduate of Cleveland State University with a BA in education.

She had been a teacher in the Elyria School System and was a member of the United Church of Christ in Medina where she was involved in many church activities.  Anna enjoyed gardening, reading and writing.

She is survived by her children, Lucas Franklin and Samuel Franklin both of Wooster and Elijah Franklin of China; sisters Patricia Norris of Wooster and Judy Vento of LaGrange and her previous husband, Rev. Dr. Kevan Franklin of Wooster.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Sandy Kinder and brothers, Freddie and George Kinder.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at United Church of Christ, Congregational of Medina, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Suite E., Green, OH 44685.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.

Memorial Contributions: 

Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Suite E, Green, OH 44685

Visitation: 

No calling hours

Service: 

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at United Church of Christ, Congregational of Medina, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256.

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We love Anna and she will be greatly missed! Anna brittened my dads day in the nursing home!!

Judy & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Ann as a teen. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Our memories of Anna are very vivid. When she and Rev Franklin served our church in Plum Hill, we became very close friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She was a very loving mother. A memory of her making a Christmas tree from cookies and icing for a parsonage open house stands out in my mind. We were with her through those horrible seizures that began after Lucas came along. She suffered the affects of those forever as well as much sadness and other pain. May she rest in eternal peace in our Heavenly Home where there is no more pain. We loved her.

Sorry to read of the death of my friend, Anna. We wrote to one another for several years until the last two. I didn't hear from her any more. She was such a good lady. I shall remember her always. Marge cliffe

Sorry to read of the death of my friend, Anna. We wrote to one another for several years until the last two. I didn't hear from her any more. She was such a good lady. I shall remember her always. Marge cliffe

Sorry to hear of Anna passing! We enjoyed the years that they were with our Plum Hill family!! May she Rest In Peace!!

Ann was my cousin. Part of my childhood memories are of Freddie, George, Pat, Judy, Ann and Sandy coming to our house to visit. The boys would play kick-ball out in the yard and all of us girls would play dress-up in the house with our Barbie dolls. We also loved to play Beauty Shop and we put up each other’s hair in curlers, and then styled it, whether it was just brushed out or braided or put in “dog-ears” ponytails. Ann could not stop grinning when we told her how beautiful she looked. Her eyes would dance and shine brightly when we made a fuss over her. I hope she also enjoyed those memories as much as I do. She will be greatly missed.

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