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Edna Alice Franklin-Ring-Ballinger

May 23, 1921 August 10, 2018
Edna  Alice Franklin-Ring-Ballinger
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Obituary for Edna Alice Franklin-Ring-Ballinger

Rockford – Edna Alice Franklin-Ring-Ballinger, 97, of Rockford, died peacefully Friday, August 10, 2018, in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born May 23, 1921, in Rockford the daughter of Edwin August and Ruth Marie (Shelhart) Eklund. She graduated from Rockford Central High School in 1939. Edna married Glen Dale Ballinger on December 17, 2005 in Garden Prairie. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockford and attended First Baptist Church in Belvidere. And was an active member and secretary at the Adeline Chapter #118 in Belvidere for 11 years, Order of the Eastern Star in Belvidere for 17 years and the Order for more than 50 years. A Grand Lecturer for 35 years and Grand Representative to Wisconsin for 2 years. Also a member of Alabet Temple #31, Daughters of the Nile and the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Freeport. Edna enjoyed knitting, crocheting, crossword puzzles, word search and exploring on the computer.

Edna is lovingly survived by her children, Linda (Jack) Hauser, Sandra Franklin and George (Tanya) Franklin all of Rockford and Michael (Janice) Franklin of Columbus, OH; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Carl (Edith) Eklund of Englewood, FL.; sisters-in-law, Bonnie House of Hudson, FL. and Joyce Pierce of Rockford; stepchildren, Gary (Pearl) Ballinger of Loves Park, Evelyn (Richard) Spate of Belvidere and Andy (Kathy) Ballinger of Broadhead, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her husbands, George Franklin, Stanley Ring and Glen Ballinger; grand-daughter, Lisa Maurici and her parents.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, with a visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago with Pastor Bobby Sheets of Riverside Community Church in Machesney Park officiating. Interment at Willwood Burial Park in Rockford. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday

14

Aug

10:00 AM 8/14/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

14

Aug

11:00 AM 8/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Willwood Burial Park Final Resting Place

7000 W. State St.
Rockford, IL 61102

7000 W. State St. Rockford 61102 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.

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