Erma Gail Franklin

October 14, 1909 - March 8, 2015

10/14/1909 - 03/08/2015

Erma Gail Staub Franklin, 105, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Moundview Health Care, Moundsville.
She was born October 14, 1909, in Washington, PA, a daughter of the late Charles Adam and Martha Estella Waters Staub.
Erma resided on Waymans Ridge for 63 years before moving to Irish Ridge with her eldest son, Charles and his family .She was an active member of Waymans Ridge Methodist Church for many years. Erma was a homemaker, member of the Marshall County Farm Women, now known as the Community Educational Outreach Service CEOS and also a member of the Ladies Aide of Waymans Ridge Methodist Church. Erma loved to quilt, study her bible and can food. She was an inspiration to every person she met, and will be sadly missed by all.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rodney “Bob” Franklin; son, H.Richard Franklin; brothers, Lloyd, Ralph, Wilson and infant brother, Staub, and two sisters, Freda Lepko and Martha Nelson.
She is survived by her sons, Charles E. Mary Franklin of Cameron, WV, Raymond E. Carolyn Franklin of Moundsville and Ralph D. Franklin; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; eleven great-great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 11am with Rev. Ray Klages and Rev. Robert Staub officiating.
Entombment will follow at Halcyon Hills Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Sherrard, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Waymans Ridge Methodist Church in Erma’s name.
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Cindy Ann Weber Dayton
8 years ago

Dear Erma was my Sunday school teacher when I was very young and very influential in my learning about God. She was a dear friend to my grandmother and I can imagine their delight of seeing each other again in the best place one could ever be.

8 years ago

I am so sorry to learn of Erma’s passing. Heaven has certainly gained an amazingly wonderful person. Blessed with 105 years of life her concern was always for her family and how everyone was doing I always enjoyed visiting her home with my Grandparents. My thoughts and prayers are with the Franklin family during this time.

It was an absolute honor to have know Erma and to be able to say I knew the incredible lady that she was.

Peggy Crow Richmond

Sara Jo Anderson
8 years ago

Raymond and Carolyn: my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary and Teresa Church
8 years ago

Raymond, Carolyn, and Family,

We are sending prayers and condolences in this time of need. She led a wonderful life and is now sitting in Heaven at God’s side. She is now resting in peace….

Julie spiker
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss! Prayers for the family!

Diane Blake
8 years ago

So sorry to hear of her passing..She was an angel here on earth..It was a privilege to have her as my bible school teacher…My deepest condolence. God Bless her family

Pamela Blake Shaffer
8 years ago

Sorry for your lost . She was a caring lady and enjoyed having her as my Sunday school teacher . .Its amazing to live to be 105 years old .

Susan Mcilvain-parker
8 years ago

Thinking of you at this time.

Roger ans Sherry Brady
8 years ago

We are sorry for your loss and yet we are comforted knowing another Angel has entered her Heavenly Home and is with her heavenly Father!!She is such a wonderful Lady and a true example of a Christain and she lived it!! We are sure you all have wonderful memories that will sustain you in the days ahead and will bring much comfort. Roger and I were blessed to know her!!__Love and prayers to ALL the family!!!___Roger and Sherry Brady