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Evelyn Franks

December 24, 1929 — August 1, 2020

Evelyn Margaret Franks, 90, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, died Saturday, August 1, 2020 at her residence, in Florida, surrounded by her loving family.

Evelyn was born December 24, 1929 in Dayton to Elmer Louis and Elizabeth M. {Reichbauer} Hinkle.  Due to the Depression, she moved to Chicago as a small child and there, she met her future husband, John Ramsey Franks Jr.  John and Evelyn married on July 3, 1948.  In 1949, they moved to Akron, Ohio to begin building their first home and in September, they gave birth to their first child.

Evelyn was a homemaker up until 1966, when she began working outside of the home, selling lady’s hats, she also taught hat making and ceramic classes.  Evelyn retired from Akron Public Schools, where she taught driver’s education at Hoban High School. After retirement, Evelyn moved to Florida and began a small vacation rental business, that she owned and operated herself.

Evelyn will be deeply missed by her children John Ramsey Franks III, Robert Charles Franks, Frederic Lee Franks, Rebecca Marie McMaster, and William Joseph Franks; 15 grandchildren and their spouses; eight great-grandchildren

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, one brother and one sister.

Services will be Thursday, August 13th at 11:30 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, Seville with Fred Franks officiating.  Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  Online tributes may be made at

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Roberts Funeral Home - Sherwood Chapel

7067 Cleveland Rd, Wooster, OH 44691

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