Virginia Lyle Franklin, 95, of Alpena, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Tendercare Gaylord.

Virginia was born March 3, 1919, in Alpena to the late William and Florence (Kirchoff) Liedtke and married William Franklin Feb. 7, 1941. He preceded her in death Jan. 3, 2003. Mrs. Franklin had been employed at Montgomery Wards as a bookkeeper for 25 years.

She was a member of Alpena First United Methodist Church, Alpena Golf Club, and Alpena Country Club. Virginia had a love of golf, flower gardening, taking care of her family and always putting family and friends first.

Surviving are a son, Michael (Nancy); and a grandson, Matthew (Anne).

Preceding her in death was a sister, Miriam Timpf.

A graveside service will take place at Evergreen Cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Eugene Bacon officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Memorials: Alpena Senior Citizens Center and Alpena First United Methodist Church