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“Sharon and family, thinking of you and your family! I'm happy for Joan, she is reunited with her husband, her parents, her siblings and friends they...Read More »
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Joan Elaine (Fruitt) Franklin, 92, our dear mother, passed away on September 3, 2018 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. Born May 10, 1926 in Kosciusko County, Indiana to the late Floyd and Josephine Fruitt. She enjoyed working at Sears for 26 years in the Hearing Aid Department and was a member First Christian Church where she was a choir member and food bank helper. She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Stan) Colligan and Jill (John) Hine both of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, Chad, Patrick, and Chloe; four great-grandchildren, Joey, Max, Seth, and Savannah; sisters Norma, Carol, Janet, Janine, and Sharon; and brothers, Eldon and Dan. Joan was preceded in death by her brothers Leon and Ron Fruitt and her beloved husband William. Service is 10:30 am, Saturday, September 8, 2018 at First Christian Church, 4800 S Calhoun St with Pastor Dan Bair officiating preceded with calling from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to First Christian Church. To sign the online guest book, go to