Gracie was born March 25, 1925 in Lubbock, Texas the daughter of, Harold Hinman Griffith and Grace Marian Andrews Griffith.
Gracie and her family lived in Kenedy for most of their life. Gracie was a school teacher and loved her classroom children very much. She retired from teaching after 24 years of service - building our community through educating our children. During her career she also made time to be a mother to three, grandmother of four and be the Mayor’s wife. Gracie was also a member of The Pink Ladies.
Gracie is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 53 years, Ruhman C. Franklin; her son David Michael Franklin and her foster, brother John V. Spikes, Jr.
Gracie leaves behind her children; Dr. Richard H. and Tonja Franklin of Amarillo, Don and Becky Franklin of Katy and D’Anne and John Conrad of League City. Gigi’s Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren; Carla Ann and husband Javier Pruneda and their daughter Melania Grace Pruneda, Michael Bates and his wife Carol Franklin and their children Mollie Elizabeth and Braden Bates Franklin, Bryan Carl Houck and his children Kaylee Nicole and Kameron Ruhman Houck and John D. Jr. “John” and his wife Sarah Franklin.
Visitation was, Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M., with Funeral Services following at 3:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas, with Richard Robinson officiating. Interment followed in the Kenedy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or to the charity of your choice.