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Franklin Earl Walburn

March 23, 1921 March 18, 2014
Franklin Earl Walburn
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Obituary for Franklin Earl Walburn

Franklin Earl Walburn, 92, a resident of Christ The King Manor in DuBois, and formerly of Grampian, passed away Tuesday morning March 18, 2014 at the manor.
Born March 23, 1921 in Grampian, PA, he was the son of Earl R. and Lenora M. (Coons) Walburn.  Mr. Walburn was a carpenter having worked for and retired from Manno Corporation after 30 years of service He was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren, the Grampian Lions Club, and was a member of the DuBois Lodge, Free & Accepted Masons.
On June 17, 1943 in Frankfort, KY he wed the former Mary Kathryn Sunderlin who preceded him in death on January 1, 2013.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law Homer Ferringer, a daughter-in-law Marian Walburn, 3 brothers Albert, Floyd, and Ralph “Jack” Walburn, and 3 sisters Mary Johnson, Emma Wood, and Elsie Emanuelson.
Surviving are 3 children:  C. JoAnn Ferringer of New Bethlehem, PA, Jack Arthur Walburn of Danville, PA, and Thomas E. Walburn and wife Cheryl of Greencastle, PA.  Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a brother William Walburn of Grampian.
Funeral services for Mr. Walburn will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville, on Friday March 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM, with the Reverends Dale Rummel and Gregory Beach co-officiating.  Interment will be in the Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville, PA.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 4 PM  until time of services at 6 PM
The family suggests contributions be made to the Greenville Church of the Brethren 3995 Greenville Pike Grampian, PA 16838
Online condolences may be made to the family at
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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