LaDona S. Franks, 84 of Smithville passed away Thursday, February 9, 2023 at Orrville Pointe Nursing
She was born on February 8, 1939 in Wadsworth to William Sr. and Laura Viall Haley. On August 20,
1955, she married Cloyd E. Franks, he preceded her in death in 2003.
LaDona worked over 20 years as a STNA for Westview Healthy Living. She enjoyed crocheting blankets
and making birthday cards for her family, painting, collecting angels, and spending time with her family
and following all of their activities. LaDona was a member of the NOW Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her children Deb (Jim) Garrett of Orrville, Janis (Roger) Nussbaum of Orrville, Jim (Jill)
Franks of Smithville and Dan Franks of Wooster; 10 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and 1 great
great grandchild; a brother William (Sue) Haley, Jr. of Orrville; sisters JoEtta (Harold) Blough of Smithville
and Judith Vizzo of Dalton.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by sisters Frances Sullivan and Sandra Haley and
great granddaughter Adalynn Franks.
A memorial services will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 11:00AM at NOW Church of the
Nazarene, 1235 Back Massillon Rd., Orrville, OH 44667 with Pastor Jim Copenhaver officiating.
A private family interment will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 10:00AM at Sherwood Memorial
Friends will be received on Monday, February 13, 2023 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham &
Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Children’s Home, 2685 Armstrong Rd., Wooster, OH
44691 or Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 Akron Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 or NOW Church of the Nazarene,
1235 Back Massillon Rd., Orrville, OH 44667.
Online condolence may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com