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Iona Henryetta Franklin

Posted November 27, 2012 in Boone, Obituaries

November 14, 1913 – November 26, 2012

Iona Franklin

Iona H. Franklin, age 99, of Boone, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Westhaven Community in Boone, where she has been a resident since September 13, 2006.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2012 at the First Baptist Church located at 612 8th Street in Boone with Rev. Jerry Bertelson officiating. Interment will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family present at this time to greet friends in the Westhaven Community Chapel located 112 West 4th Street in Boone. Visitation will continue Friday at the First Baptist Church, with the family present to greet friends from 11:00 a.m. to the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

Iona was born on November 14, 1913 in Boone, Iowa, the daughter of Henry Harrison and Elizabeth Iona (Burton) Ferry.

Iona attended school in Boone. At the age of 15, Ione worked as a sales clerk at Woolworth Dime Store on Story Street in Boone until the age of 27. On October 3, 1937, Iona married Carl Kendall Franklin at the First Baptist Church in Boone, Iowa.

Iona was a member of the First Baptist Church of Boone for over 80 years. She was very active in her church serving on committees, teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. Iona was also a member of the Flower Club in Boone.

Iona enjoyed interior decorating, growing flowers, including gladiolas and African violets.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, her daughter, Diane Elizabeth Hovick; her son, Donald LeRoy; her two brothers, Cecil and Clyde; her sister-in-law, Lillian Ferry; her son-in-law, Rodney Hovick and her brother-in-law, Eugene Baker.

Iona is survived by her eight grandchildren; her 12 great grandchildren; her sister, Dorothy Baker of Boone and her daughter-in-law, Linda Franklin of Jamesport, Missouri and her sister-in-law, Betty Ferry of Boone, Iowa.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

In memory of Iona, a memorial has been established for the First Baptist Church of Boone.

Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home located at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone is in charge of the arrangements.

Information provided by:
Walter-Schroeder Funeral Home
503 Story Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

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