As many knew, Nina was diagnosed with ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig's disease) and put forth a valiant effort never giving up until the end. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Nina will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.
Nina is survived by her children, Lewis Franklin, of Evansville, IN, Susan (Roy) Bean, of Norris City, IL, and Brad (Angie) Gowan of Equality, IL. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Larry Towns, Shanen Franklin, John Towns, Krystal (Josh) Mitchell, Chelsea Gowan and Dylan Gowan; along with 3 great-grandchildren, Kaylie, Cainan and Peyton, along with two special buddies Dirk and Dax.
Also surviving are two sisters, Norma (Pat) Gibbens of Equality, IL and Nancy Glasser of Oak Harbour, WA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Miles, and a sister Phyllis (Miles) Wilson.
Visitation for Nina will be Thursday, May 14, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cox and Son Funeral Home in Ridgway, IL with the funeral service to be on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Leamington Cemetery. Chuck DePriest officiating.