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Irdella Franklin

July 18, 1940 — October 23, 2022

Kansas City, Mo

Irdella Franklin


Irdella Franklin was born July 18, 1940 in Marvell, Arkansas to Jobie Franklin Sr., and Mary Francis Franklin.

Irdella accepted Christ at an early age and was a member at Grace Assembly of God in Kansas City for many years. She received her formal education in Marvell, Arkansas, and later moved to Kansas City, Missouri. In 1972, she was employed at General Hospital. At some point, the name of that hospital changed to Truman Medical Center. She was a committed, devoted, and hard working employee at the hospital for over thirty years. She retired in 2003.

Irdella met her Soulmate, Roy Ward Sr., when she was a teenager. They were blessed with two boys. Roy Franklin and Reginald Franklin.  

Irdella enjoyed cleaning, cooking, taking care of her family, and kickin’ it at the casino. The tv show “Sanford & Son” kept her laughing and she liked watching Cops all the time too. She absolutely loved going to Troost 39 Thrift Store, Swap `n Shop,     Garage Sales, and Walmart. She never drove a vehicle, so if you were lucky enough you may have been asked for a ride and would  be out all day long!

Irdella departed this life peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2022. Her soulmate, Roy Ward Sr.; parents, Mary & Jobie Franklin Sr.; brother, Jobie Franklin Jr.; sisters, Ruby Lee Franklin, and Rachel Lee Marshall; nephews, Donald Franklin, and Robert “Big Bob” Hatten Sr.; great-nephew, Robert “Tater” Hatten Jr.; and great-nieces, Nicole Hatten, and Christy Franklin, all preceded her in death.

Irdella leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Roy Franklin Sr. (Jackie), and Reggie Franklin (Myra), both of Kansas City, MO; four sisters, Ada Johnson of Omaha, NE., Mary Jean Franklin, Beatrice Franklin, and Jurline Franklin all of Little Rock, AR;     seven grandchildren, Jacque “Bird” Franklin, Roy “Bug” Franklin Jr., Jada Franklin, Regina Franklin, Precious Franklin, Shaque  Williams, Shamika “Mika” Williams; two bonus grand-children, Kennedi & Khloe՛ all of Kansas City, MO; special friend girl, Mary Willis; twelve great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.


Interment: Park Lawn Cemetery   Kansas City, Missouri


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Saturday, November 12, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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2800 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64127

Services will be on Saturday November 12, 2022, visitation will be held from 10 A.M - 11 A.M. with services beginning at 11 A.M. at Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC 2800 East 18th st. Kansas City, Mo 64127

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