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FORESTVILLE:  Edna B. Franklin, 75, of King Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, February 20th, 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 & 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 knitting, 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, Kevin Franklin, of Forestville, a daughter, Brenda (Stephen) Nowicki, of Dewittville, a sister, Grace (Gerald) Franklin, of Florida, three brothers, Daniel Cummings, of Missouri, Robert (Joan) Cummings, of Florida and Marvin Cummings, Sr., of Forestville.  Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by 2 brothers Arthur Cummings and Kenneth Cummings, Jr.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. David Watson officiating.  Interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, Chestnut Street, Forestville, NY 14062.  To post condolences go to

13 Comments on Obituary Notice- Edna B. Franklin

  1. Mary Jo Tomkins says:

    Rest in peace Edna. We will miss you.

  2. Bonnie Sue Cummings Montgomery says:

    Aunt Edna,
    You are the best aunt a neice could have. I thank you for being such an important role model for me in my life. You taught me alot, I hope you know that. To call you a “good person” would just not be enough. You were better than that. Everything you did, it was to help someone else and you did it with such energy(I don’t know where you got it from) and passion. You made everyone feel cared for and about. I’ll always be grateful for you and I’ll always love you and miss you greatly. I know we all have to go sometime, but why did you have to leave so soon? It makes me feel better though to know I’ll see you again in heaven and that you are in Gods loving arms. May God bless you for a life well lived. Love always, Bonnie & Roy

  3. Ronda Storms says:

    I don’t think I have ever met a woman that has inspired me as much as Edna did, her drive towards completing tasks goes without saying, her zest for live,incredible,her leadership,astounding behind her “tough as nails” tough love exterior was a very compassionate woman whom adored her family. I am honored to say I knew Edna and will dearly miss her!! Those of us left behind, are filled with pain but we know we will see her again. Enjoy Paradise Edna, until we meet again, God Bless!!!!

  4. Becky Faulkner says:

    To Lyle and family — I was so sorry to hear of Edna’s passing. It was always a reassurance when I saw the Franklins at Fallfest at Peek ‘n Peak in the beginning years — there you were with your apples, honey and always had a balloon yoyo for my grandkids. Lyle, I know how much you and your family will miss her energy and smile – may she rest in peace and may you remember all the wonderful years that you shared.

  5. Nancy Herrington Johnson says:

    To the Whole Franklin/Cummings family…

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss! Our prayers are with you!

    Fred and Nancy Johnson
    (Walt and Althea’s daughter)

  6. Patty Campese says:

    To Lyle and family, we are sending our condolences. Sorry, we cannot make it. We are out of the country. We will be in touch when we return. Love, Dennis and Patty Campese

  7. Bonnie Westpfahl says:

    Brenda, Just want you and your family to know we are all thinking of you at this time in your lives. Your mom was always so nice to us. It is never easy losing a loved one. Bonnie

  8. Lyle, we are the silverware people from Hamburg. We are so very sorry to hear about Edna!! What a shock that is! We lost my Dad like that…suddenly and it was sooo hard. As time goes by we are thankful that he did not have to suffer with a disease. We know it is so hard now. We will be praying daily for strength for you and your family. We are doing shows and I cannot get a card, but know that we love you both and are praying for you! Deb and Richard Larimore

  9. I have fond memories of Edna and her family. To Lyle, Jeff & Brenda, Kevin too… don’t know if you remember me but I want to send my heartfelt sympathy.

  10. Evie and Bruce Sievert says:

    We will miss her not being with Lyle and handing out the kettle corn and the many other items. We remember both of them through
    church softball many moons ago.
    Will miss her smiling face. I was shocked at this news of her passing.
    With much love and prayers
    The Sieverts

  11. charles civiletto says:

    So sorry for your lost, Edna will surely be missed by all who knew her wonderful smile and helpful ways. Our prayers are with all of your family.God bless.

  12. Tamara Frazita Locicero says:

    Brenda & Steve,Lyle and family. I am Speechless I just loved your Mom. She was like one of the ladies in life that would live on forever. Remarkable. I always looked forward to the honey sticks and seeing everyone when I made it back to town. She has made such an impact on many lives. She did so much for me also. Ugh so sorry, I just am in shock. I Love you guys and think of you all often. Positive energy of love and strength your way. Bless your hearts
    Love you guys XO,

  13. Mary Theresa Carroll says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! I just found out yesterday. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Franklin. She always made me feel at home. We still talk about her homemade pizza. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Franklin, Jeff, Brenda, Kevin & their families.

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