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Kathleen R. Franklin

Kathleen R. Franklin, 80, of Antwerp, passed away at home Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Kathleen was born in Antwerp on June 15, 1937, a daughter of the late Helen (Perl) and Joseph  Derck.

She retired from General Electric after 30 years of dedicated service, was a Buckeye & Reds fan. She enjoyed collecting pedal tractors with her husband but her true devotion was to God,  her family & church.

Kathleen will be sadly missed by her husband, Vaughn whom she married June 18, 1955; children, Melinda (Tim) Peffley, Kathleen (Joe) Smalley, Susan (Steve) Arnold, Janean (John) Shannon, Alan (Rinda), Greg (Carol), Steve (Marsha) & Jeff; siblings, Beth (Bill) Hammond & Steve (Nancy) Derck; 25 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren & one on the way.

Her siblings, Mary Lou Kemerer & Jerry Derck have passed away.

Funeral mass is Tuesday, 10 am Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 303 Monroe Street, Antwerp. 

Viewing is Monday, 2:00 - 7:30 pm with a vigil service at 7:30 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, where viewing will also be Tuesday, 9 - 9:30 am.

She will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.

Memorials are for masses at Divine Mercy 417 N. Main, Paulding, OH 45879 or Organization for Autism Research 2000 N. 14th St., Arlington, VA 22201.

Fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com

Flowers and other tributes may be delivered Saturday, 9 am to 12 Noon; Sunday 9 am to 12 Noon or Monday 9 am to 11:30 am to the flower delivery entrance.


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Prayers to Vaughan and family . We always enjoyed times we spent with Kathy and Vaughan

Norm and Audrey Fuller Mar 26 2018 12:00 AM

Uncle Vaughn and family, Please know how sad we are at the loss of Aunt Kathleen. She raised a beautiful family andwas very proud of each and everyone of you. Wewill miss herforever.

Steve & Joyce Parrish Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

A TABLE BASKET was ordered on March 19, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM


From the Bluffton University Community

Expression of Sympathy Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathleen Franklin

Chris and Sandi Dennis Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM

You and Vaughn were special to us. Always smiling and having fun, and kind to everyone. You touched our lives and will remain in our hearts forever.

Bill and Patty Vance Mar 19 2018 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was ordered on March 18, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Mar 18 2018 12:00 AM

Uncle Vaughn & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
We love you.

Donna & Ted Laker Mar 18 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on March 17, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kathleen Franklin

Lori and Ernie Longberry Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

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