Donna Franklin

Donna Marie Franklin (Martin)

Sunday, June 8th, 1947 - Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
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Donna Marie Franklin, 73, of Shippensburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Sunday, June 8, 1947 in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of the late Robert C. and Eleanor M. Goshorn Martin, Sr.

Donna was a 1965 graduate of the Shippensburg Area Senior High School. She retired from Robert T. Henry Pharmacy.

Donna had a very strong Christian Faith. She was a member of the Ridge Church of the Brethren and their Quilting Club. She was a Den Mother for Cub Scout Troop # 121 in Shippensburg. Her great love was her family, crafting, quilting and baking.

She is survived by her husband of over 53 years, Larry James Franklin; one daughter, Lori May (husband Terry) Zeger; one son, William L. Robert (wife Angie) Franklin, all of Shippensburg; four grandchildren, Cody Lee Cramer, Middleburg, FL., Samantha M. Franklin, Mechanicsburg, James Lloyd Evans, Jr., Jacksonville, FL., and Austin R. Franklin, Shippensburg; three great grandchildren, Allison Crenshaw, Carlisle, Izabelle Cramer and Noah Lee Cramer, both of Middleburg, FL.; one sister, Wanda Lee (husband Larry) Baker, Orrstown; one brother, Robert C. (Claudia) Martin, Jr., Newburg; two brothers in-law, Charles (wife Kim) Franklin and Ronald (wife Carol) Franklin, all of Shippensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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Lori Zeger

Posted at 01:30pm
My dearest Mom, my guardian angel, I am shattered by your loss. I will miss you more than words can say. I know you are healed and with our Savior, and all who have loved you and missed you. Hug everyone for me and I will carry on your teachings, kindness and giving to others that you taught me. I promise to take care of the family and teach the great grandchildren all that you taught us until I am with you all again. I miss you mom, Lot's of Love, your daughter ❤

Kendal T. Chandler

Posted at 03:24pm
Donna Franklin's passing breaks my heart. I remember growing up on Orange Street, my first real friends were Lori and Willy. Donna was like my second mother to my brother and I, quite often. She always treated my brother and I like we could have been her own kids. Some days in grade school she would come and pick us all up at Central Elementary. She always fed us snacks and meals, and everything she made was always really good. We would go over to the Franklin home and watch cartoons before heading to the bus and she was there with us until we left. She took real good care of us. There are so many memories there. My condolences to the family, Lori, Willy, Larry, as well as the extended family and friends. I am truly sad that Donna is no longer with us. I know I will never forget her.


Lori Zeger Posted at 03:54pm

thank you so much. it warms our hearts how much she was loved.

Shelby Fleck

Posted at 06:20am
So sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful lady and will be missed.

Lori Zeger Posted at 03:54pm

thank you so much.

Amy Black Posted at 10:31am

Donna was such a sweet lady. I have so many memories, laughs, and tears that we shared over our years together. I will always cherish these memories and our friendship!!! Reading over her obituary, and reading over the names of her family members I’ve heard about everyone of you in our talks. I can tell you she had such a love for her family! Our Lord has gained a precious angel that I will miss so much however I know she isn’t suffering anymore and is resting in the hands of our Father! As Donna would say every time she left my house from getting her hair cut as she was giving me a hug walking out the door! “oh I love you, God bless you” Donna,I love you, God hold her tightly in your arms until we meet again!! Continued prayers and God bless all of her family!!!

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