BARBARA JEAN JOHNSON-FRANKLIN-COTTRILL

Barbara Jean Johnson-Franklin-Cottrill, died June 10, 2014 at the ,age of 73, of Pancreatic Cancer at her daughter's home in Charleston, WV.

Barbara was born to Mamie Searfoss Johnson and Stanley Noel Johnson in Braxton County, WV on September 3, 1940.

Barbara is preceded in death by her brothers, Edgar Ronald Johnson and Samuel Edward Johnson.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Frank Cottrill, her brothers, Eldon Ray Johnson and David Noel Johnson, her children, Debra Frost Franklin-Clark-Todd and Stanley Powell Franklin, and her grandchildren, Christopher Holmes Clark, Blake Powell Franklin, and Ashley Ann Franklin.

Barbara was an energetic, industrious, charismatic, charitable, and kind woman balancing both work and homemaking, while still finding time to engage in many charitable endeavors. Barbara was an entrepreneur and corporate executive building several successful corporations. Barbara lived throughout the country but in 1995 returned to her roots in Braxton County, WV. Barbara was the matriarch for a strong family and will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be held at Saint Thomas Catholic Church in Gassaway, WV on June 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (Flowers should be sent to the church prior to the funeral services).