Lisa Franklin November 7th, 1963 - December 11th, 2022

Lisa R. Franklin, 59, of Watervliet, passed away early Sunday morning, December 11, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph, MI.

Lisa was born on November 7, 1963, in Lepanto, Arkansas.

Surviving is her husband of 36 years, James Franklin; their son, Eric Franklin; five grandchildren, Logan, Jonathan, Bruce, Eddie and Veronica; father and step-mother, Eudell (Sheila) Smart; mother, Barbara Shasteen-Smart; two sisters, Sheila (David) Stoup and Shannon (Mike) Garey; sister-in-law, Brenda Swisher; and many extended family and friends.

A service to celebrate Lisa’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 19, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd, St. Joseph. Rev. Richard Kiser will officiate. Those wishing to sign Lisa's Memory Book online may do so at