Elnora K. Franklin, 96, passed away, Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Rouse Warren County Home, Youngsville, PA., following a lengthy illness. She was born September 24, 1923 in Youngsville, PA., daughter of the late William and Laura Coleman Sweetland. Elnora was a life long resident of the area. She started her working career at the former New Process Company after graduating from Youngsville High School. Moving on to GTE Sylvania, Warren Steel Company and finally on retirement opening Franklin’s Encore Apparel with her husband. She married William “Paul” Franklin in Youngsville, PA., on June 15, 1946 who died May 28, 2005. She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Warren, enjoying quilting for their overseas program.
Elnora is survived by a daughter, Valerie Franklin of Twinsburg, OH., 2 Sons – Gary (Debbie) Franklin of Warren, PA., Randall (Kathy) Franklin of Binghamton, N.Y., niece – Gloria Burns of Warren, PA., 5 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Taylor.
A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com