Kenneth J. Franklin

Kenneth J. Franklin

Kenneth J. Franklin, 77, of Anna, died Saturday, May 14, 2022, at his home. 

He was born on May 10, 1945, in Stoke-on-Trent, England, the son of Arthur and Joyce Roberts Franklin. 

He married Theresa Stell on Jan. 16, 2009. She preceded him in death on June 11, 2021.

Mr. Franklin is survived by his children, Stuart Franklin and Joanne Clowes; stepchildren Carl Tripp Jr., Valerie (Gordon) Struthers, Jeremy Stell and Scott Tripp; his grandchildren, Brittany, George, Saskia, Jack, Rhianna and Luke; numerous step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, Lola; three siblings, Pat, Allan and Linda; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Theresa.

Mr. Franklin served his country as a member of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. He was a member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. He was a family man who enjoyed spending time with those he loved, as well as taking time to talk with other veterans.

The service date and time are pending and will be announced by Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. 

To visit his memorial page and to leave online condolences for the family, visit the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home website at

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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