Jane Franklin ~ Carbondale December 9, 2020

Peacefully and surrounded by her family, Martha “Jane” Franklin passed away on December 9, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at the age of 73.

Jane was born September 21, 1947 in Carbondale, the daughter of the late Joseph and Virginia Morris. Jane was a lifelong resident of Carbondale and graduated from Carbondale Community High School in 1965. On July 22, 1967, Jane married Ross Franklin, also of Carbondale and he survives. Jane was employed by Cherry Insurance Services for 22 years; working in their commercial lines division.

Also surviving are two children, Jeff Franklin (Darrell Bryant) of Carbondale, and Christi Bonaccorsi (Bill) of Chicago; three grandchildren, Maxwell, Katie, and Kristopher; and two great grandchildren, Logan and Amelia.

Private graveside services were held at Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale with the Rev. John Annable officiating.

A Celebration of Jane’s Life will be held when everyone can again gather safely.

Family requests memorial donations be made to the SIH Foundation Cancer Institute.

Walker Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

“As is a tale, so is a life: Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” Seneca


  1. Rocky and Joann Bleyer says

    Our deepest sympathy to your family.

  2. Kathy (Stinebaugh) Hall says

    So sorry fir your loss. Jane was a lovely person.

  3. Michele Whitlock says

    Mom and I are so sorry for your loss. She was beautiful and we know she was loved. May you find Peace in your memories. Love, Sue, Jack and Michele Whitlock

  4. Glenda McDaniel says

    So sorry to hear of Jane passing. She was a beautiful lady, will really miss her.

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