Marilyn J. Franks Nusbaum

  • Born: December 9, 1936
  • Died: November 15, 2015
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Marilyn J. Franks Nusbaum, age 78 of Sterling died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Regency Care Center in Sterling.

Marilyn was born December 9, 1936 in Palatine, IL the daughter of Stanley and Evelyn (Langhoff) Johnston. She married Wilber Franks in March of 1954 in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death in March of 2007. Marilyn worked at General Electric in Morrison and was a CNA at Dixon State School. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, and crocheting. Marilyn was an avid reader and an amazing cook and baker. She also loved spending time with her family.

Suvivors include one daughter Sherry (Doug) Henry of Harmon, two sons William Franks of San Diego, CA, and Kirby Franks of Rock Falls, two sisters Linda (Joel) Floto of Sikeston, MO, and Connie (Tim) Kuehl of Morrison, two brothers Eugene (Barbara) Johnston of Desert Hot Springs, CA, and Kenneth (Ruth) Johnston of Springfield, IL, and two grandchildren Andrea Henry of Peru, IL, and Josh (Melissa) Henry of Nolensville, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Keith, one sister Janice, and three brothers Donald, Robert, and Dwayne.

A graveside service will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling with Pastor Jason Borton of the Harvest Time Bible Church officiating.