Sarah Ruth Franklin Hembree, age 93, of Kettering, Ohio passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, December 30, 2021. She was born in Livingston, Tennessee to the late Millie Jane (Bilbrey) Franklin and Perry L. Franklin. She was also preceded in death by daughters, Sandra (Hembree) Meuret and Deborah (Hembree) Pugh; grandson, William Miles Harmon; two sisters, Brilla Dean Franklin and Clemma (Franklin) Poston, one brother, Johnie H. Franklin, nephew Johnie H. Franklin Jr. and great-great nephew PJ Jacaruso.
Sarah is survived by three grandchildren: James (Tina), Eric (Pandy), Jenna; five great grandchildren, Emily, Jayden, Alec, Rylan, Halle; nieces and nephews Billy(Joyce), Barb (Jerry), Sherrie, Jimmy (Libby) and numerous great, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Sarah graduated from Livingston High School Academy in 1944 at the age of 16. She then moved to the Dayton, OH area to be with her sisters.
She made Dayton her home and began waitressing at some of the most prestigious restaurants in the area. She then accepted a full time position at the former Inland Manufacturing Company, a division of General Motors in Dayton. She was a hard working and loyal employee for 26 years.
Sarah was a fun loving person who enjoyed dancing and traveling. She enjoyed being outside working with plants and flowers. She was a strong, hard working, compassionate, independent woman who deeply valued and loved her family and who was always there for them. She was the best grandma a grandchild could ever have. She will be greatly missed.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 10, 2022 at Morris Sons Funeral Home, 1771 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial to follow in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, OH. Condolences may be sent to www.morris-sons.com.
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