Karon L. Franklin

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Karon L. Franklin

April 25, 1999 - September 11, 2018

Karon L. Franklin, 19, of West Specht Street, McClure, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
He was born April 25, 1999, in Newark, N.J., a son of Sophonia and Lenny Jones.

Karon graduated from Midd-West High School and SUN Area Technical School, 2018.
He was employed at Wood Mode in Kreamer at the time of his passing.
He attended Freedom Way Burnham Church of the Nazarene and also Samuel's Church in McClure.
Karon was captain of his football team and coached the girls powder puff football. He was very involved in community and school activities including D.E.C.A., prom court, wrestling, baseball, and football. He was the defensive coordinator coach for the Midd-West Youth Midgets and was also an avid Eagles fan.
He has left behind the love of his life, Aleah Gemberling, daughter of Andrea and Nick Gemberling of Middleburg.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his foster parents of 11 years, Steve and Sherry Wagner of McClure; his siblings, Melvin Franklin and fiancee Briana Fryberger, Nahfee Franklin, Samira Franklin, Conner Motel, Ryan Klemser, Nicolas Montes, Will Butler, Shane and Mimi Kline, Randy and Jamie Kline, Robin and Tim Grove, and Amy and Mike Lang.
He was preceded in death by his niece, Marriah Franklin on July 31, 2018.

Friends and family will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pheasant Funeral Home, 130 S. Zechman St., Beavertown, followed by the funeral at 11, with Pastor Clark Kelsey and Pastor George Smith officiating.
Burial will follow in Samuel's Church Cemetery, McClure.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Karon's memory may be made to offset funeral expenses, Pheasant Funeral Home, 130 S. Zechman St., Beavertown, PA 17813.
Published on September 12, 2018
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connor motel
Sep 15, 2018
Adrienne Keister
Sep 14, 2018
U will be forever missed and loved by everyone u know and the ones that knew u. U always brought a smile to everyone face wen u entered the room. I am praying for his friends and family
Sep 14, 2018
I didn't know karon very well but I know he was a great friend to everyone at midd west and he was a great guy rip karon
dalton mattern
Sep 14, 2018
Karon was the one who I could go to when I was having a bad day.
Charles and Cathy Kahley
Sep 13, 2018
We are Briana Fryberger's grandparents. Only met Karon once.All shocked why so young but only God knows the answer.He will be missed and never forgotten. Prayers go out to all.
Amanda Weaver
Sep 13, 2018
I remember when I first met him. We would talk every now and then. Karon, you will be missed by friends and family, but always in my heart. I'm praying for the whole family.
Billy hammel
Sep 13, 2018
Ive known him a good couple of years in my childhood before i moved away. We would hang out ride bike, play football and basketball really one of my closest friends and hearing this kills me. You will be missed man, say hi to my mom for me.
Karen Johnson
Sep 13, 2018
May God bless you all during these trying time. Praying for your family.
Jane Klaus
Sep 12, 2018
Karon was fun, a hard worker and full of life. It is so sad that he now lives only in our memories. I enjoyed him at school.
Steve Landis
Sep 12, 2018
I didn't know him long,I talked to him at work a few times and I was really impressed how nice he was,im sorry he's gone from Earth to soon,but I'm sure he's just fine where he is!!!