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Karen Jean Franks

June 30, 1950 ~ April 1, 2022 (age 71)

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Karen Jean (Ingram) Franks of Bethesda, AR, was at home, surrounded by her loving family, when the Lord Jesus Christ called her to her heavenly home, Friday morning, April 1, 2022, at the age of 71. Karen was born on June 30th, 1950, in Batesville, AR, to the late James Wesley Ingram and Ruth Imajean (Long) Ingram. She was of Christian faith and served the Lord, not only as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, but also as a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church in Bethesda, AR. Karen was most happy when she was spending time with her family and friends. She was a solid rock to her family and was always there to listen and offer loving advice and words of comfort and assurance. She will be dearly missed and forever loved by all that knew her.

Karen is survived by her loving husband of more than 52 years, Jesse Carlton Franks; her two sons, William Shone Franks (Kerri) and Derrick Lynn Franks (Lory); her two brothers, William Edgar Ingram (Agnes) and Ricky James Ingram (Cheyenne); her sister, Marilyn Elaine Cooley (Larry); her 6 beloved grandchildren, Ty Franks, Hope Franks, Jessica Franks, Joshua Vannattan, Aaron Hooks, and Brittney Dunivan; one treasured great granddaughter, Ensleigh Mae Chisum; and several nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. She is reunited in heaven with both of her parents and her brother Jimmy Wade Ingram.

Services are entrusted to Willis Funeral Service of Batesville, AR. There will be a graveside service, officiated by Pastor Jonathan Baxter, on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 10 AM at Campground Cemetery in Bethesda, AR.

Honored to serve as Pallbearers will be  Jamie Ingram, Wesley Cooley, Seth Ingram, Phillip Franks, Terry Bunch, and Scott Enoch.  The family would like to recognize the following persons as honorary pallbearers, Ty Franks, Joshua Vannattan, Aaron Hooks, and Clayton Chisum.


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Graveside Service
April 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Campground Cemetery (Bethesda)
10 Harmontown Rd
Batesville, AR 72501

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