Franklyn was the son of the late Clarence R. and Ruth Mildred (Tamblyn) Bean. He married Barbara Jackson on Aug. 28, 1951, in Toluca. She survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Franklyn Bean Jr., Bryan (Sherri) Bean, one daughter, Jayne Deffenbaugh, five grandchildren, two step grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and three step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Kenneth Lee Bean, and five sisters.
He served in the United States Army during WW II.
Frank was employed at the Lacon Woolen Mill, Leo Huck's Village Tap, Hofer Lanes in Henry and worked as a laborer in construction.