August 20, 2014

Subscriber Login

Online Subscription

Online Subscription Options

Richard Phillip Franke, 81 Print E-mail

Richard Phillip Franke, 81, formerly of Cincinnati, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at his home in Falmouth.

He was born on May 7, 1932, to Carrie Keinath Franke and Carl Franke and graduated from Elder High School. After graduation in 1950, he served in the United States Air Force.  After honorary discharge from the Air Force, he worked at General Electric and the IOF Foresters.

Preceding him in death was his loving wife of 37 years, Patricia Demoret Franke.

Surviving are present, loving wife of 15 years, Barbara (Klee) Butler Franke; children, Ruth Franke, Ron (Karen) Franke, Carol Franke (Tom) Emery and Mark Franke; step-son, Todd Butler; step-daughter, Michelle Butler (Mark) Bowle; brother, Carl Franke; sisters-in-law, Shirley and Freida Franke and Carol Willitzer; grandchildren, Isabel, Vincent, Brandon, Matt, Cassy, Christina, Andrew and Catie; and many cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Interment took place in St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elder High School, the American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.

Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth is serving the family.

Online condolences can be made to the family at