In loving memory of

Ramie L. Franklin
December 13, 1942 - November 18, 2020

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Ramie L. Franklin, 77, of Muscatine, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at University of Iowa.

A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery in Murray, Kentucky. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences:

Ramie was born on December 13, 1942, in Golden Pond, Kentucky, the son of Luke Garrett and Audra Elizabeth Crump Franklin. He married Shirley Outland on June 29, 1963, in Murray, Kentucky.

Ramie worked at John Deere as an auditor for 30 years. He enjoyed playing golf.

Ramie is survived by his wife, Shirley; two children, Lea Braun and her husband, Matt, of Sycamore, Illinois, and Jana Garcia and her husband, Dave, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Ashleigh, Kassandra, and Amber Braun, all of Sycamore, Illinois and Levi Braun of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother, Blenard Franklin of Melrose Park, Illinois; and one sister, Ruth Lyons of Murray, Kentucky.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and eight siblings.


Sharmane Allara wrote on Nov 23, 2020:

"I am sorry to hear of your father's passing, you and your family are in my prayers. Sharmane"

Sue Hines wrote on Nov 23, 2020:

"So sorry for your lose. He has such a kind face. I'm sure he was a great Dad. I will lift you and your family up in prayer. Sue Hines"

Ruth Lyons Veling wrote on Nov 21, 2020:

"Shirley,Lea, Jana I am so sorry to hear of Ramie passing.. he is in my thoughts today and always. I?ll always love and remember my big brother.. All my love Ruth"

Chasity Johnson wrote on Nov 21, 2020:

"Sorry for your loss. Sending up prayers for comfort during this difficult time. "

Mike and Michelle wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

"Aunt Shirley, Jana and Lea, We are very sorry to hear of Uncle Ramie's passing. We hold fond memories of his big smile and even bigger hugs from our younger days. We've always thought of him as a gentle and sweet soul. You are all in our prayers. With love, Mike and Michelle"

Michael Garland wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

"Lee and Jane, So sorry to hear about your dad. Uncle Ramie will be missed! Michael Garland"

Amy Jennings wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

"Jana, I am sorry to hear about your dad. I am sending up prayers for peace and strength for you and your family. God bless. Amy J."

Sarah M. wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

"Jana, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Know that many are praying for your healing and peace. "

Tracy Wathen wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

"Jana, Prayers for peace and comfort for you and all of your family. Always know we are here for you during this difficulty time. Tracy W."