Rita Kaye Franklin

Nov 27 2017

53 year old Rita Kaye Franklin of Smithville passed away Friday at her residence. She was a member of the In Christ United Church and a CNA. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in the Keith Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Franklin was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Johnson and Wilo Dean Blair Turner, and a sister Judy Thomason. She is survived by her husband, Richard Franklin; a son, Chris and Jamie Franklin; and a daughter Stacey and Jeremy Bilbrey; seven grandchildren, Destiny Franklin, Jamison Farley Gallatin, Brianna Franklin, Keirstine Robinson, Kaden Robinson, Malakai "Kai" Bilbrey, and Kristian Bilbrey; and an uncle, Paul and Gail Blair all of Smithville. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Charlene and Gary Goff of Smithville, Keith Franklin and Kenneth and Charlene Franklin of Wyoming, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in memory of Rita.

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