Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Betty Lou Franks

12/26/1938 - 01/21/2022

Betty Lou (Craig) Franks, born to George and Rosella Craig of Zion Illinois, on December 26, 1938 stepped into the arms of Jesus, her savior on January 21, 2022. She was surrounded by her family.

Betty was married to Joel Franks in Zion Illinois in 1959. She is survived by her husband, of 62 years, Joel Franks and their 6 children; Peter (Beth) Franks of Naples Fl, JoEllen (Jeff) Borden of Dunlap IL, Dale (Sandra) Franks of Zion IL, Connie (Mike) Patenaude of Zion IL, David (Mary) of Kentwood MI, Tammy (David) Ott of Murphy NC and also, sister, Barbara (Henry) Jones of Andrews, NC, brother, Eugene (Renate) Craig of Andrews, NC, sister, Susanne (Ronald) Heppner of Warroad, MN and sister, Peggy (Donald) Dulaney of Zion, IL. Betty had 26 grandchildren,14 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and many honorary nieces and nephews.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, George and Rosella Craig, her brother Terry Craig, grandson Payton Franks, granddaughter Jodi Mayne and great grandson Lee Mayne.

In 2014 Betty underwent a kidney transplant and was doing well for many years. In the last couple years a disease called Calciphylaxis caused her to suffer greatly which ultimately took her life.

Betty was a long time member of Zion Bible Church, Zion IL and was involved in very many areas. Ladies committees, dinners, kitchen, Awana kids program, missions correspondence and assistance are just a few to name. Betty loved sewing and quilting and was the maker of over 300 extended family Christmas stockings. She moved to Andrews, NC in 1986 where she became a member of the Andrews Lions Club and was their treasurer and volunteered at the Cherokee County Food Bank. Betty worshipped at the First Baptist Church in Andrews NC. She loved traveling and seeing the many sights of the USA. Betty was loved by all who met her and her smile was always present.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 29,2022 at 3:00pm at First Baptist Church of Andrews 1606 Business Hwy 19 Andrews, NC 28901

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to:

The Young at Heart Andrews First Baptist Church of Andrews 1606 Business 19 Andrews, NC 28901

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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