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Joan Franks

October 14, 1940 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 81)

Obituary

Joan Franks, age 81, a former resident Portland, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Parker Health and Rehab in Parker City. 

            Joan was born on October 14, 1940, in Fort Recovery, Ohio, the daughter of Leo and Mary (Beyke) Goubeaux.  She was a wonderful mother to her children and all of her adopted children that she helped raise.  Joan was a member of the American Legion Post #211 Auxiliary.  She married Clifford Franks, Sr. on February 23, 1962 and he passed away on June 20, 2006. 

            Survivors include:

            8 children:  John Watson (wife Lori) – Garland, Texas

                                Patricia Duke (husband Ronald) – Hartford City, Indiana

                                Clara Ward (husband Mark) – Iola, Texas

                                Clifford Franks, Jr. (wife Diane) – Portland, Indiana

                                 Mary Duke – Pennville, Indiana

                                 Sally Franks (Richard “Dick” Free) – Geneva, Indiana

                                 Orville Franks (wife Melissa) – Dunkirk, Indiana

                                 Barbara Reese (husband Fred) – Decatur, Indiana

             2 brothers:  Larry Goubeaux (wife Jeanettia) – Witts Springs, Arkansas

                                Cecil Goubeaux (wife Diane) – Chicago, Illinois

            2 sisters:  Theresia Grogg – Cookeville, Tennessee

                             Doris Brown (husband Denney) – Montpelier, Indiana

            33 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren

            She was preceded in death by a son; Joseph Franks.

            Visitation will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.  Services to celebrate Joan’s life will follow at 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  Pastor Phil Jellison will officiate and burial will follow at a later date in Wells Cemetery. 

            Memorials may be directed towards American Legion Post #211 of Portland.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 14, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Funeral Service
Friday
January 14, 2022

7:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

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