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Verla Ustina Runser Franklin
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1912
Massillon
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1999
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Married to William Warren Franklin. Daughter of Cornelius Van Runser and Ada Ustina Shupe.
Moved to Phoenix after her husband died where she remained close to her daughter and five grandchildren.
Grandma was the perfect all American Grandma, she must have been the inspiration for the Rockwell paintings. Her home was immaculate, full with aromas of something cooking, her basement lined with shelves of canned fruits and vegetables from her home garden and her grandchildren were always the center of attention. She was renowned for her gingerbread cookies. Greatly loved by her grandchildren; great grandchildren and great great grandchildren she participated in all family gatherings and until her health failed, she had a hand in taking care of her great great grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  Cornelius Van Runser (1881 - 1977)
  Ada Ustina Shupe Runser-Hoover-Knight (1887 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  William Warren Franklin (1909 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  Robert William Franklin (1931 - 1950)*
 
 Sibling:
  Carl Cornelius Runser (1911 - 1991)*
  Verla Ustina Runser Franklin (1912 - 1999)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Champion Center Cemetery
Champion
Trumbull County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Janis
Record added: Aug 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41030982
Verla Ustina <i>Runser</i> Franklin
Added by: Janis
 
Verla Ustina <i>Runser</i> Franklin
Added by: Janis
 
Verla Ustina <i>Runser</i> Franklin
Added by: Janis
 
 
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Grandma was an excellent gardener and helped outside with Grandpa regularly. Their yard was full of flowers, fruit trees and a vegetable garden which she used to fill her pantry with canned vegetables and fruit.Wonderful memories of her puttering around t...(Read more)
- Janis
 Added: Mar. 13, 2010
 
 
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