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Joseph Reno Franks

December 20, 1927 ~ June 17, 2019 (age 91)

Joseph Reno Franks, 91 of Naples, FL, formerly of Aledo, Illinois, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 17, 2019 in Naples, FL.  Graveside services are 2 p.m. Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the Eliza Creek Cemetery.  Memorials may be left to Lely Presbyterian Church, 110 St. Andrews Blvd., Naples, FL 34113 or the Eliza Creek Cemetery.  Fippinger Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

He was born December 20, 1927 in Bald Bluff, IL to Bennie Reno and Gladys Luxmore Franks.  Reno graduated from Aledo High School in 1946. He married Carol Hagloch June 12, 1949 in Joy, IL.  They moved to Florida in 1977.

Reno was employed at J.I. Case in Rock Island for 31 years.

He was a member of Lely Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife: Carol; two daughters: Cheryl Marsh of FL; Laurel (Norman) Minteer of Aledo, IL; grandchildren:  Darin (Sarah) Marsh, AL, Dr. Shelley (Robert Churchwell) Minteer, Utah and Rev. Scott Minteer, Iowa; two great grandsons: Billy (Brittany) Holden and James Marsh; one great great granddaughter: Addilyn Holden, all of AL; five step grandchildren: Lisa, Keith, Lori, Chris and Kyle, all of AL; one brother: Carroll (Frannie) of Aledo and two sisters: Rosalie McCaw of Viola; Mary Dowd of Aledo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Dean and Gerald; son-in-law: Byron Marsh and a step granddaughter: Tracy.


Donations may be made to:

Eliza Creek Cemetery
1631 65th Street, New Boston IL 61272

Lely Presbyterian Church
110 St. Andrews Blvd., Naples FL 34113


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