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JUNE 3, 2006


A graveside service for C.
Afton Branson Templin, 98, of Alva, will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Alva Municipal Cemetery. The Rev. Larry Justice will officiate. Arrange-ments are by Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva.

She was born Jan. 11, 1908, on the family homestead northwest of Burlington to Della Vaught and Charles M. Branson and died June 3, 2006, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Ill.

She moved to Alva with her family in August 1917 where she attended
Alva Public Schools, graduating in 1924. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Alva, and Grace United Metho-dist Church of Franklin. She attended Northwestern Normal College and received her teaching certificate in 1927. She taught in the Alva school system. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Northwestern State College in 1932.
She married Frank M. Templin in Lucien. They moved to
Goodland, Ill., and Lafayette, Ind., Brownstown, Ind., Madison, Ind., Jefferson, Ind., and Indianapolis. She sang in the choir and played violin and piano. Following retirement, they moved to Alva in 1968 and returned to Franklin in 1971. He died July 6, 1985.

Surviving are two sons, Joel B. of
Veronia, Ore., and Frank C. of Arlington Heights, Ill.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Frank, she was preceded in death by two sisters.
Condolences may be made online at www.whartonfuneral