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November 24, 2017
Esther L Franklin Hudson, age 93 of Marysville, formerly of Bellbrook, Ohio passed away Friday Nov 24, 2017.She was a retired office associate of Frigidaire and Reynolds & Reynolds in Dayton. Born Nov 13, 1924 to the late David and Esther Rieske Peacock. Esther attended Randolph High School Class of 1943 just short of graduation. In 2001 at the age of 77 she earned her high school diploma. She enjoyed playing piano and singing, and at the age of 92 participated in water aerobics at the YMCA. She was a member of Windsor and Community Seniors in Marysville where she loved playing Euchre and Hand & Foot.
Esther is preceded in death by her husband’s Harold “Bo” Franklin (1997) and Kenneth Hudson (2006). A son, Harold Franklin III, twin sister Marguerite “Peggy” Bradshaw, niece Sharon Herring, and great grand nephew Julian Blakey.
Esther is survived by her children Alberta (Larry) Dynes Bellbrook, OH, Barbara Benjamin, Roseville, CA, Carole (Floyd) Powers Bellevue, NE, David (Carroll) Franklin Modesto, CA, and Donna (Tom) Yates. DIL Joy Franklin, 13 grandchildren, Juliet (Jeff) Gross, David Potter, Christian Potter, Rochelle (Ned) Kirby, Russell (Christina) Lawhead, Matthew (Christine) Franklin, Timothy Franklin, Stephanie (Nick) Davis, Jennie (Paul) Circo, Terry Franklin, Billy Franklin, Connor Yates and Jordon Yates; 13 great grandchildren, Jack and Jena Gross, Ashton and Hannah Potter, Sabrina and Cassandra Kirby, Payload, Hannah and Hailey Lawhead, Garrett and Avery Franklin, and Caden and Isabella Circo; one nephew, Gary Bradshaw; and one grand niece, Denise Herring.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 pm on Tuesday Nov 28, 2017 at Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville. Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday Nov 29, 2017 at Bellbrook Cemetery in Bellbrook. Memorial contributions maybe made to Windsor and Community Seniors Windsor Dr Marysville, OH 43404 in lieu of flowers.
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