Franklin Miller Baum, age 71 of West Lebanon, IN, passed away at his residence. Franklin was born on February 9, 1951 in Danville, IL. He was the son of Clarence Henry and Helen Lorimer (Kavanough) Baum and grew up on the family farm. Franklin was a 1969 graduate of Seeger High School and later graduated from Lakeview School of Nursing with his LPN degree. Franklin was on the air talent for various radio stations, starting at WITY Danville and later stations in Terre Haute, IN, Rockford, IL, Phoenix, AZ, and Florida. Franklin had been a licensed pilot, enjoyed philosophy and technology, and was an avid reader. Surviving are, 1 brother, Philip Baum; 1 nephew, Andrew Jonathan Baum Franklin was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Debra Plater Baum. “Living in a former swamp at the edge of the Grand Prairie, which stretches from Indiana to Colorado, conflagrations similar and smaller have existed again and again through history to this day. The evidences are close to invisible. No “line” archaeological marks each instance, as the axiom “dust to dust” is proven so tragically. Uncaring in retrospect even though life preceded and lived intimately with life’s gusto. In the cataclysm there is no legacy but that it really was. Life, living, was changing the world minute by minute, and many species and genotype’s patterns of life have and are grinding to a halt while those symphonies of being continue having a unit-one measure-definable.” –Franklin Miller Baum There will be no services. A private inurnment will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery in Danville, IL. Online condolences may be made at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.