FORESTVILLE - Edna B. Franklin, 75, of King Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013, at TLC/ HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving.
She was born in the town of Ellington, on March 20, 1937, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Emma (Payne) Cummings.
Mrs. Franklin was a graduate of Forestville Central School class of 1957 and graduated from Continental School of Beauty, Buffalo. She owned and operated the former Franklin's Fashion Boutique, Forestville for 47 years, was a hairdresser at the Chautauqua County Home, Dunkirk and was a co-founder of Franklin's Kettle Korn. Mrs. Franklin enjoyed knit-ting, spending time with her grandchildren, and collecting porcelain dolls.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Lyle R. Franklin of Forestville: two sons: Jeff (Heidi) Franklin of Germany, and Kevin Franklin of Forestville; a daughter, Brenda (Stephen) Nowicki, of Dewittville; a sister, Grace (Gerald) Franklin of Florida; and three brothers: Daniel Cummings of Missouri, Robert (Joan) Cummings, of Florida, and Marvin Cummings Sr., of Forestville. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers: Arthur Cummings and Kenneth Cummings Jr.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main St., Forestville, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., from where funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 a.m., with the Rev. David Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Forestville Fire Department Emergency & Rescue Squad, Chestnut St., Forestville, NY 14062. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.