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Frances Viola McLellan Weatherford, 88, wife of Joseph Weatherford, passed on Dec. 14, 2017 at Culver Meadows Nursing Home.
Frances was born on April 27, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Charles Walter McLellan and Viola Chase McLellan, of Nova Scotia, Canada. Frances moved with her family from Boston to Flint as a child and graduated from Flint Central High School.
She met her husband, Joe, in 1947 and married in 1949. They raised their family and enjoyed a very good life in Saginaw. They retired and eventually moved to Leelanau County.
Frances is survived by her husband, Joe Weatherford, of Cedar; children, Cheri (Bill) Buchbinder, of Elmwood Township, Steven (Carol) Weatherford, of Kalamazoo, Scott (Susan) Weatherford, of East Lansing, and Lisa (Jay) Taylor, of Dublin, Ohio; brother, Walter (Jan) McLellan, of Dunellin, Florida; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Don (June) McLellan; and nephew, Jonathon McLellan.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at 2 p.m., with visitation held one hour prior, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
If you would like to make donations in memory of Frances, please consider Hospice of Michigan or the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org.
Kindly share your thoughts and memories with Frances' family by way of her online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on December 16, 2017
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