Edna B. Franklin

FORESTVILLE – Edna B. Franklin, 75, of King Road, Forestville, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at TLC/HN Lake Shore Hospital, Irving. She was born in the Town of Ellington, on March 20, 1937, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Emma (Payne) Cummings.

Mrs. Franklin was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1957 and graduated from Continental School of Beauty, Buffalo.

She owned & operated the former Franklin’s Fashion Boutique, Forestville, for 47 years, was a hairdresser at the Chautauqua County Home, Dunkirk and was a co-founder of Franklin’s Kettle Korn.

Mrs. Franklin enjoyed knitting, spending time with her grandchildren and collecting porcelain dolls.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Lyle R. Franklin of Forestville; two sons Jeff (Heidi) Franklin of Germany, Kevin Franklin of Forestville; a daughter, Brenda (Stephen) Nowicki of Dewittville; a sister, Grace (Gerald) Franklin of Florida; and three brothers, Daniel Cummings of Missouri, Robert (Joan) Cummings, of Florida and Marvin Cummings, Sr., of Forestville. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by 2 brothers Arthur Cummings and Kenneth Cummings, Jr.

Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. David Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, Chestnut Street, Forestville, NY 14062. To post condolences go to