Diane Young Franklin, 67, died at Kent County Hospital on February 14, 2014. Mrs. Franklin was the wife of the Reverend Kenneth R. Franklin.
A native of Massachusetts and long time resident of Warwick, Rhode Island, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, her master’s from The University of Rhode Island and was a hospital administrator at Rhode Island Hospital for over thirty years. Mrs. Franklin was a life-long Episcopalian, a choir member and a dedicated church volunteer. She enjoyed needlework and time spent with her family, especially her three grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Franklin is survived by her brother, Mr. Gordon Young of Springfield, Massachusetts, his wife Elizabeth; and their two daughters: Heidi and Karen. She is also survived by her stepdaughter, Elizabeth Franklin Keeler of Great Falls, Virginia, her husband Michael; and their three children: Jack, Jamie, and Elizabeth Lee. She was the stepmother of the late Kenneth R. Franklin.
Calling hours will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 3257 Post Road, Warwick, Friday, February 21 from 5-8 p.m. Services will be held on Saturday, February 22 at St. Barnabas at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at the Church. A private committal will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Arrangements by The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org