Dougie Franklin
1934 - 2021
Jones-Clark Funeral Home Inc
1302 Oakland Pkwy
Lima, OH

LIMA — Ms. Dougie Elizabeth Franklin, age 87, passed from this life on Friday, September 10, 2021 at approximately 1:19 p.m. at Springview Manor Nursing Home in Lima.

She was born on July 29, 1934 in Madisonville, Kentucky to the union of Fred Douglas and Ada Elizabeth (Tolbert) Barbee; both parents also preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Rosenwald High in Madisonville, KY. Ms. Franklin received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Tennessee State University; she also received a Master's Degree in Education from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. She taught at Hall Street Elementary School in Madisonville, Nortonville Elementary in Nortonville, KY and Rosenwald High School n Madisonville, KY. She retired as a Teacher from the Lima City Schools where she taught at Garfield Elementary and Irving Elementary. She was a member of First Church of God where she was a Sunday School Teacher. Ms. Franklin was a member of Local and National Retired Teacher Association, United Way, The Minority Caucus of the Allen County Democratic Party. She worked with voter registration and was a member of the Bradfield Community Center. She loved going to the Casino, playing Bingo and hanging out for lunch and dinner with friends. She also loved to plant flowers.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory 2 sons; Michel Franklin (Sylvia) of Sacramento, CA and Keith Franklin of Henderson, KY. 3 grandchildren; Keith, Kelly and Jenny. A sister; Shirley White Davis of Madisonville, KY. Children of the Heart; Willie and Carolyn Tisdale of Lima. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation/Wake will be held on, Thursday, September, 16, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Jones-Clark Funeral Home, Inc., the family will be present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Home going services will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Mason and Sons Funeral Home in Madisonville, Kentucky, with Rev. Robert Cottoner, officiating.

Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. until time of services.

Interment: Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Madisonville, Kentucky

Services entrusted to: JONES-CLARK FUNERAL HOME, INC.

To order flowers and to offer condolences to the FRANKLIN Family, visit

Published by The Lima News from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.
To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.
Mason & Sons Funeral Home
409 E, Madisonville, KY
Mason & Sons Funeral Home
409 E, Madisonville, KY
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Jones-Clark Funeral Home, Inc.
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Madisonville, KY
Funeral services provided by:
Jones-Clark Funeral Home Inc
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

9 Entries
Doggie made my life happier. I often thought of her as "Mom!" She could make you laugh."
Jo Kindel
September 17, 2021
My deepest sympathy to her family, I had the pleasure of teaching at Irving with Dougie, she had a wonderful disposition and I´ll never forget her laughter!
Judie Nester Gale
September 17, 2021
To Michel and Keith, Our deep sympathies on the loss of your Mother . Janet taught with Dougie at Irving for many years and I was a science coordinator with the Lima city schools and one of your football coaches at Lima Senior . Your Mom was was a wonderful person, teacher and Mom and both Janet and I were privileged to have her as a colleague and most importantly as our friend.
Buddy and Janet White
September 16, 2021
Dougie loved life! She made it her mission to show kindness to everyone and was a joy to work with. Her laughter and positive attitude will always be remembered.
Ginny Cress
September 15, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. She was a teacher at Irving when I drove bus there. She was one special lady. It was a pleasure to know her.
September 15, 2021
My dear friend, Dougie, will be miss tremendously. She had a gift of love and laughter for one and all. Our friendship spanned many years. May the Lord Bless her soul! We Kentucky girls will meet again one day!
Phyllis Warner
September 15, 2021
I worked with Dougie for many years. She was one of the sweetest most caring person I have ever met. Prayers to the family and friends in this difficult time. Remember her smile and the laugh and all the fantastic memories . Jodie Johnson
Jodie Johnson
September 15, 2021
To Keith and Michel I send my condolences and prayers to the both of you during this time. Remembering the good times, Ms. Dougie was a beautiful sweet spirited woman. Take care!!
Necy Savage
September 14, 2021
Sending prayers to your family I'm glad i had the pleasure of knowing you for years on 2nd street a lot of good memories .Now you can rest no more pain your gone but you will never be forgotten RIP Mrs. Franklin God Bless
Ronese Manley
September 14, 2021
Showing 1 - 9 of 9 results