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Obituary: Franklin Dale McQueen, Hope

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Franklin Dale McQueen, 86, of Hope, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care Center.

Mr. McQueen retired after 19 years at Cummins Engine Company and 10 years at Reeves Pulley Company. He was a member of Chapel of the Good Shepherd Church and the American Legion. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed mushroom hunting and gardening.

The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at The Chapel of the Good Shepherd Church with the Rev. Bill Tennyson officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Norman Funeral Home in Hope and one hour prior to service time on Sunday at the church. Burial will be at Hope Moravian Cemetery, with military graveside rites.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to The Chapel of the Good Shepherd Church.

Born July 6, 192, in Bartholomew County, Mr. McQueen was the son of William "Doc" and Carmen Steele McQueen. He married Betty A. Waltz October 8, 1950, at Amity Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, of Hope; children, Alan (Brenda) McQueen of Terre Haute, Patricia Ann (Peter) Carlton-McQueen of Albuquerque, New Mexico, David Lee (Annette) McQueen of Flat Rock, Cindy Lou McQueen of San Diego, Tami McQueen of Hope and James (Teresa) McQueen of Hartsville; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Lee McQueen of Greensburg; sisters, Wanita (Robert) Weddle Sr. of Shelbyville, Rita Mae McQueen and Helen Nelson, both of Hollywood, Fla.; a stepbrother, Donny (Gail) McQueen of Edinburgh; and a stepsister, Mary (Royce) Glick of Newbern.

Mr. McQueen was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Marchetta Ann.

Online condolences may be sent to the McQueen family at

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