Dorothy E. Franchville, 98, Ferdinand

Dorothy E. Franchville, 98, died Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand.

Born November 28, 1920 at Adyeville in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Nora Miles Wheeler.

Dorothy enjoyed quilting, baking and canning, reading and flowers. She was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and enjoyed working at church activities.

Survivors include her children, Clayton (Ann) Franchville of Dallas, Texas, Dennis (Barbara) Franchville of Floyds Knobs, Michael (Jean) Franchville of  Derby, Clarence Franchville  (Connie) of Tell City, Faye (Wayne) Ransome of Huntingburg, Bob (Sharon) Franchville of Gentryville, Tom (Julie) Franchville of Rocky Point, and Jeanne Powers of Newburgh; four sisters, Irene Krieg of Tell City, Mary Lasiter of Greenwood, Pricilla Miles of California and Nancy Huebschman of New Boston; a brother, Nelson Wheeler of Greenwood; grandchildren, Jane Coralli, Michelle Franchville, John and Doug Franchville, Denise Dvorak, Jenifer Froming, Jim and Joe Franchville, Joanie Troutman, Angie LaGrange, Tim Ransome, Jerry and Christine Franchville, Carrie Engelbrecht, Jaclyn Hill, Wade Franchville and  Jenna Lenko ; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents are her husbands, Charles and Cosmas Franchville; grandchildren, Valerie Franchville and Bobby Franchville; brothers Bill, John, Jim and Homer Lee Wheeler; and a sister June.

Services will be 11 am Monday November 4, 2019, at St. Isidore Catholic Church with Fr. Luke Wagh officiating. Burial will be in St. Isidore Cemetery.

Visitation will be from  1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 6 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Isidore Catholic Church Cemetery or Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand.

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