Doris Eileen Spencer Franklin, age 91, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Baptist Health in Madisonville, KY. Mrs. Franklin was born December 21, 1927 in Decatur, IL to the late Orville F. Spencer, Sr. and Mary Plunkett Spencer. She and her husband were partners with Charles and Betty Simons in the ownership of Clark, Beshear and Clark Furniture Store and retired in 1997. Mrs. Franklin was the eldest member of First Baptist Church in Dawson Springs, KY where she sang in the choir for many years.
Survivors include a daughter ~ Cindy (David) Bratcher of Madisonville, KY; two sons ~ Ron (Margaret) Franklin of Upland, CA and Dan Franklin of Central City, KY; two grandchildren ~ Charles David Franklin and Tiffany Franklin Concepcion and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years ~ Louis Franklin (departed 2/26/2009); sisters ~ Bernice Wertz and Mary Lou Coombs and two brothers ~ Orville Spencer, Jr. and Eugene Spencer.
Visitation for Mrs. Doris Franklin will be Monday, August 19, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs, KY. Funeral Services will be conducted on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Beshear Funeral Home with Rev. Randall Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery in Dawson Springs, KY.
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers. Active pallbearers will be Bruce Spencer, Greg Boggs, Jim Wertz, Terry Spencer, Mike Boggs and Bud Spencer. Jay Spencer, Aaron Spencer, Jeff Spencer and Troy Spencer will be Honorary pallbearers.