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March 20, 2014

Hester Marshall

Hester Marshall

FRANKLIN — Hester Marshall died Tuesday, March 18, 2014. 

She was born June 16, 1915, in Deposit, the daughter of the late Alton and Deetta (Frost) Francisco.

She married Carlton Marshall Nov. 10, 1937, in Coventryville. He predeceased her on Dec. 25, 1995.

Hester is survived by a daughter, Ginger (Gene) Brundege of Virginia. She is also survived by two sisters, Alma Georgia of Delhi and Joyce (Bill) Wilklow of Highland; a sister-in-law, Cathy Francisco and a daughter-in-law, Dolly Goodrich.

Hester had 27 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Hester is predeceased by her husband, Carl Marshall; four sons, Gordon, Glenn, Marvin and Allan (Alice) Marshall; a daughter, Verna (Gene) Marshall Whitbeck; brothers, Vernon, Lynwood (Leetha), twins, Donald and Douglas Francisco; sisters, Wanda(Harry) Tuttle, Arleen (Stanley) Crissell and Jean (John) Critelli; in-laws, Kenneth (Jennimae) Marshall, Hilda (Wayne) Boyles, Daisy (Edward) Hotaling and Glen Georgia; and grandchildren, Randall Barbara, twins, Timothy and Thomas Marshall.

Special thanks to Gracie Paulson for visiting Hester every week for 30 years, Dolly Gordie and Alma for weekly visits and Fox Nursing Home and Paula Morrell for the great care while she was at the nursing home.

Graveside services will be in the spring in the Ouleout Valley Cemetery in Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, in honor of Carson Higgins, Acct. # 1875704, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Franklin Emergency Squad, Franklin, NY 13775.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.  

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