Elsie Lena Franzel
May 4, 1906 - February 11, 2007
One hundred years strong, through thick and through thin,
She marched right on, a century to win!
She did what was right and worked very hard.
She always helped others without self-regard.
She raised many kids and gave them good care.
As a mom she earned crowns which she proudly can wear.
She bore many burdens and walked a long road,
But never did shirk from carrying her load.
She bravely went forth and conquered her woes.
No matter the battle she always arose…
With courage and wisdom, perseverance and wit.
This is a lady who really had grit!!!
~~ Arlene Schwartzkopf