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Barbara (Bias) Franklin

August 9, 1937 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 84)

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Obituary

BARBARA J. FRANKLIN (nee Bias), age 84. Beloved wife of the late William “Wild Bill”. Loving mother of Jane Sokol (Matt), Bill, Bev Christie (Dave Gido) and Jill Braford (Jake Clement). Cherished grandmother of Monica Hays (Sean), Mark Sokol (Rachel), Michael Sokol (Katie Lipker), Shaun Christie (Robert Pantaleon), Kyle Christie (Ashley Purnell), Drew, Dana and Devan Braford; great grandmother of Rylee, Jaxon and Mila. Dearest daughter of the late Ivory and Stella (nee Sponaugle) Bias. Dear sister of the late Maple Simmons, Cleve, Raymond, Alfred, Catherine and Robert Bias. Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Barb’s last wish is for everyone to “celebrate” her life. She was Cleveland’s biggest sports fan, so the family is wearing Cleveland Sports Apparel of Browns, Cavs, “Indians” and bowling apparel. Please wear yours! In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Achievement Centers for Children, 4255 Northfield Road, Highland Hills, Ohio 44128 for the Adaptive Sports Program. Funeral services Wednesday May 18, 2022 at the funeral home 10:30 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will receive friends TUESDAY 4 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
May 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME
18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Funeral Service
Wednesday
May 18, 2022

10:30 AM
A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME
18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Service begins

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery
14609 Brookpark Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

Donations

ACHIEVEMENT CENTERS FOR CHILDREN; ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAM
4255 Northfield Road, Highland Hills OH 44128
Web: http://WWW.ACHIEVEMENTCENTERS.ORG/DONATE

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