Frances M. Jenner

Frances M. Jenner

Frances M. Jenner of Otsego, Michigan, died peacefully surrounded by her family at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence on July 2nd after suffering a massive stroke in October 2006. She was born in Kalamazoo on January 24, 1915. She was the daughter of Frank M. and Anna Lee (Kastead) Stimpson. She married Robert H. Williams and they were blessed with 3 daughters. She later married Royal K. Jenner. Frances had many interests. She was an avid reader, enjoyed bird watching, her flowers and traveling. Among her many talents were ceramics, doing leatherwork and writing poetry. Music was a major part of her life. She played the pipe organ at the Old St. Augustine Church while still in high school at St. A’s. After she retired from Michigan State Tech as a cook and baker, she and Royal, who was also a wonderful musician, played in clubs, at weddings, receptions and parties in the Kalamazoo and surrounding area for many years. She also taught piano lessons up until her illness. She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Virginia Hiatt and both husbands. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law; Annette & Charles Tiller of Kalamazoo, Anne & Robert Dezoete of Lawton and Ginny (Virginia Lee) & Hayes Belcher of Otsego. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, Diana Lee Swope of Kalamazoo, Analinda Lee Marlett of Plainwell, David Lee Perrin of Boulder, CO, Daniel L. Perrin of Kalamazoo, Linda Perrin-Rodriguez of Butler, OH, Carol Lynne Dykstra of Lawton, Steven J. Belcher of Vicksburg; a step grandson Bruce Ian Belcher of Toronto, Canada; a niece and 4 nephews; a dear friend, Kathryn O’Donnell; 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Friends may meet with the family from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 12:30 P.M. at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Donald P. Klingler officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta. Contributions in memory of Frances may be made to St. Margaret’s Building Fund or Rose Arbor Hospice Residence.


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