Frances Franklin Ooten, 84 , ascended to heaven on December 23, 2020 in Kingston TN. Originally from Oakdale TN, she raised her family in Knoxville and lived the last 20 years in Kingston TN. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Frances traveled the world throughout her life and was fortunate to visit over 20 foreign countries all 50 states and 9 Canadian provinces. She will always be remembered as a loving wife and mother to her children. She was a lifelong member of the church where she often performed as a pianist and organist. She was a self-taught seamstress and a natural homemaker. She had an uplifting spirit for all who were fortunate to meet her. Frances had an infectious aura of laughter. The rooms she entered will never be as bright again.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George Burton and Hermenia Unger Moore; Husband, Joe E. Franklin and Daughter, Arlevia Anne Franklin Broyles.
She is survived by her husband, Felix Ooten; sister Barbara Jean Lancaster (Bill); sons, Joe E. Franklin Jr. (Ronda) and Randall John Franklin (Melinda); Stepdaughter Connie Lynne Ooten-Hopkins (Jerry); Grandchildren: James William Broyles, Andrew Nicholas Broyles (Kristina), Lindsay Jaye Franklin, Meghan Anne Franklin, Samantha Anne Franklin, Wesley Joseph Jacobson and step-granddaughter, Elizabeth Lynne Hopkins.
There will be a graveside service Tuesday December 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Highland West Cemetery in Knoxville, TN with Pastor Michael Miller officiating. The family requests memorial contributions to be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1658 Roane State Highway, Harriman, TN 37748.
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