1942 - 2009

Shirley Franklin, longtime resident of Fairland, died at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, Friday, December 04, 2009, after an illness.  She was 67. 

Mrs. Franklin was born at Miami, Okla., Sep. 26, 1942, to Ira and Mary (Ayres) Collins. She was a homemaker, having married John (J.R.) Franklin on March 25, 1960.  She was a member of the First Christian Church.  She is survived by two sons and their wives, Bobby and Kristy Franklin and Robbie and Diane Franklin, all of Fairland, a daughter and her husband, Sherri and Patrick Dirkswager of Fairland, her mother, Mary Spurgeon of Miami, three brothers, Bill and Jeanie Collins of Platt City, Mo., Ira and Gay Collins of Kankakee, Ill.., and David Collins of Kansas City, Mo., a sister, Cathy and Bill Brummet of Fairland, and ten grandchildren.

 A graveside service was held Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Fairland Cemetery, with Minister Truman Brady officiating. 

Arrangements provided by Adcock Funeral Home, Fairland.