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Margaret Ann Franzen, 84, Richmond

Margaret Ann Franzen, 84, of Richmond, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, after a short stay for rehabilitation at Golden Living Center/Golden Rule, Richmond.

She was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Anderson to Omar and Mildred Cox Gustin. After graduating from Anderson High School, she attended Ball State University. Margaret married Carl Heydon Franzen in 1948 and raised their four children in Indianapolis. After his retirement, Margaret and Carl moved to Brown County, where they lived for 20 years. She moved to Richmond in 2005. Margaret was an active member of the Indianapolis Hiking Club and St. David’s Episcopal Church in Nashville. She was a volunteer at the T.C. Steele Historic Site. Margaret enjoyed gardening and hiking, including many trips to the West with Heydon.  She especially loved to talk about their hike to the summit of Wheeler Peak, N.M.

Survivors include her daughters, Ann (Bill Roha) Franzen-Roha of Richmond and Susan (Donald) Osborne of Cumming, Ga.; five grandchildren, Donell Christine (Konrad) Ziegler of Canton, Ga., Christopher Carl (Jana) Osborne of Gainesville, Ga., Leah Marie Franzen of Indiana, Stefan Karl Roha of Washington, D.C., and Carl Heydon Franzen III of Indiana; great-grandchildren, Max and Susannah Ziegler; three sisters, Eleanor Hickman of Pendleton, Mary Jane (Jim) Buxton of Fairview Glade, Tenn., and Kathryn (Charlie) Bentley of The Villages, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Richard (Edith) Franzen of Ewen, Mich.; a daughter-in-law, Susan Kay Franzen of Burkesville, Ky.; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Heydon Franzen; infant brother, Morris Gustin; parents; sons, Carl Heydon Franzen II and Joel Gustin Franzen.

A celebration of life is planned in Brown County early in April 2013. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.

Memorial contributions can be made to Friends of T.C. Steele Historic Site, Nashville.

Condolences can be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

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  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West