Louan Louise (Jenkinson) Franklin, age 73, of Lafayette and formerly of New Richmond, passed away on Good Friday, April 15, 2022 at Franciscan Health Lafayette. She was born in Brazil, IN on September 8, 1948 to the late Ernest Edward and Bonnie Blythe (Lord) Jenkinson.
Louan graduated from Otterbein High School in 1966. She married the love of her life, Jimmy Franklin, on May 12, 1973. She retired from Material Management at Purdue University, where she worked as a supervisor. She was very involved in Girl Scouts and the Special Olympics. She had a passion for reading, jeopardy, and going on vacations.
Louan is survived by two children, Tammi Louan and James Clayton Franklin; six grandchildren, Robbie Soulliere IV, Zachary Hailey, Makaid Fisher, Zachary Franklin, Michayla Franklin, and Kalishia Franklin; seven siblings, Ernysta E. Flynn, Ernest E. Jenkinson, Theern T Veach, Deena D. Graves, Danell D. Rossi, Clayton K. Jenkinson, and Mark M. Jenkinson; and many nieces and nephews.
Louan was preceded in death by her husband; grandson, Brandon Hailey; niece, Blair Rossi; four siblings, Bonnie B. Bisner, Nona N. Huff, Arlo A. Jenkinson; and Jonathon J. Jenkinson; and her cockatoo, Dandy Franklin.
There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Louan's life on Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the New Richmond Christian Church, 202 W Washington Street in New Richmond. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at sandersfuneralcare.com.
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