Eleanor A. Franks

Birth Date: 
Sunday, September 4, 1927
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020

WOOSTER – Eleanor A. Franks, 92, of Wooster passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Avenue in Wooster.

She was born on September 4, 1927 in Millersburg, Ohio to Ethel and Olis Williams. She graduated Millersburg High School.

She spent her career at the Wooster Daily Record, starting as a photographer and retired from the position of business office manager. She was active throughout her life in many service and social activities. She was a member of the Oak Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Kathy Brown, of Saint Paul, Minnesota, grandson Adam Brown, her sister Doris Stammer of Wooster, niece Diane Zollars and nephews Jim Figley, Dennis Figley, Richard Neil and Gary Neil.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband of 54years, Paul D. Franks.

Friends will be received at Oak Chapel United Methodist Church, 4203 West Old Lincoln Way, Wooster from 1-2:00 p.m. with a funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 with Rev. John Finn officiating.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Oak Chapel United Methodist Church.

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


Memorial Contributions: 

Oak Chapel United Methodist Church 4203 West Old Lincoln Way, Wooster, OH 44691


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 1-2:00 p.m. at Oak Chapel United Methodist Church


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Chapel United Methodist Church



I am sorry to hear of your loss. You have my sympathy.


Hello Kathy, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May she rest in peace and may you experience Peace and joy as you remember your time together here on earth and look forward to the day when you will be reunited for ever. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy, Heidi & Adam,
Nos condoléances!!!
She was a super nice woman, I had tea with her a few times.
Love, m a r t i n

So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Our condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kathy,My condolences on the passing of your mother Eleanor may she rest in peace.Losing our parents is the hardest part of life but knowing that she was loved and lived a long beautiful life leaving memories with you to always carry in your heart will be everlasting.You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

MaryAnn Sanchez

Hi Kathy:

So truly sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family prayers and blessing in your time of need.


You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy and Doris...Steve Moore informed me of Eleanor's passing this weekend. Thus, I wanted to send my condolences to both of you as well as all the family. Eleanor was a sweet, sweet woman and I am certain there will be tears and other very tender emotions come to the surface this week. But I also have to believe that there will be far more celebration of what a long and good life she had and that all of you were able to share in so much of it. God bless you all.

Kathy - my deepest sympathies to you and your family. My hope is that your memories of her provide some measure of comfort during this difficult time. She sounds like she was a remarkable woman.

Kathy and Family--We're so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please take some small comfort in knowing that you, Heidi, and Adam are all in our thoughts.

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