Farming Rural 05

Mary M. Franklin

August 28, 1927 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 94)


  Mary Margaret Franklin passed away on May 9th, 2022, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper WY with family by her side.

  Mary Franklin was born in Clayton WA to Henry Schmidt and Rose Schlinder on August 28th, 1927. The family then moved to Spokane WA while she lived there, she was an usher at the movie theater. While at the theater she met George the first love of her life. She married George Franklin November 22nd, 1946. The couple then moved to Casper Wy and started their family. Mary then cleaned houses to help earn income. The couple was married until George’s death. After George’s passing, she married James E Franklin Jr on February 7th, 1965.

  Mary enjoyed fishing, being with family, bingo, and helping with raising her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mary had eight children and is survived by her son Danny Franklin of Casper WY and daughter Linda Harshfield of Casper WY as well as three daughter in-laws. She is survived by her grandchildren Cody, AJ, Paula, Jennifer, Davey, Eddie, Chris, Sierra, April, Warren, Betty Sue, Jeff, Melody, Joe, Sunny Joe, Samantha, PJ, Jimmy, Kristen, and Kelly she is also survived by 37 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.

  Mary was predeceased by her parents Henry and Rose Schmitt. Her brothers Joe, Andy and Henry and her sister Elizabeth. Her first husband George Franklin as well as her second husband James E Franklin Jr. Her children Mike, Ron, David, Gary, Debbie, John and two grandchildren Scott and Sandy. Funeral services will be held at Bustards (600 CY Ave, Casper, WY) on Tuesday May 17th, 2022, at 10:00 AM burial will be at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Evansville WY. Viewing will be on Monday May 16th, 2022, at Bustards from 4-5 PM for family and 5-7 PM for the public.

Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.

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May 16, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home
600 CY Avenue
Casper, WY 82601

Funeral Service
May 17, 2022

10:00 AM
Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home
600 CY Avenue
Casper, WY 82601

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