John Franklin Kitchen, 87, of 147 North Street, passed away in a Bakersfield hospital this morning. Born in Denty County, Mo., on Oct. 23, 1875, Kitchen had been a resident of this area for the past 10 months. He is survived by a son, John E. Kitchen of Taft; one brother, Robert, of Annutt, Mo. and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Jan. 7, by the Rev. Gilbert Brown of the Fellows Baptist Church at 10 a.m. at the Erickson and Brown Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the West Side District Cemetery.