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Rebekah Grace Franklin

 

December 30, 2021

Born May 8th 1981, passed away early in the morning on December 22nd, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father, Norman Carl Williams. She is survived by her mother, Margaret Williams, sisters Beth Williams and Ruth (Jim) Kaptein, and her children, Ryan and Megan Franklin, and her step-daughters Cynthia and Breanna.

Rebekah grew up on a farm outside of Rapid City, South Dakota. She loved to run, climb trees, help her mother in the garden, and play with her kittens. Later the family moved to Nebraska, where she went to school and met many of her good friends.

She enrolled in Arlington Baptist College after high school, and soon after, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This did not stop her from marrying and starting a family. Her condition worsened over the years, but she would still say that her best years were spending time with her children, dancing in her wheelchair, making road art, and visiting her "brothers" at the Moore Fire Department in Moore, Oklahoma. She wanted to "change the world" with kindness and making people smile. She was featured on the front page of the Moore paper and had a brief story about her featured on the evening news. She loved Moore and the community with all her heart.

She is now walking with her father and her Heavenly Father in heaven.

We ask that any donations be sent to the Moore Fire Department or the National MS Society.

She will be missed every single day.

 
 

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