Frances Ellinger

Frances Ellinger

Frances Ellinger passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 in Kalamazoo.

Mrs. Ellinger was born March 31, 1925 in Oakland, CA to James and Edith (Johncock) Powers. For 25 years, together with her husband, she owned and operated Corky’s Drive-In in Allegan. She was later employed as a greeter with Wal-Mart. In her leisure time she enjoyed playing Pepper and Poker. Fran was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose.

Surviving are two sons, Ron (Sue) Ellinger of Otsego and Bill Ellinger of Otsego; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Richard Ellinger; her brother, Duane ‘Duke’ Powers; and her sister, Jane Ann Powers.

In accordance with her wishes cremation and taken place.

Contributions in memory of Fran may be made to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

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  1. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Prayers and blessings to all of the Ellinger Family.
    She was always so kind to us, always had a smile on her face! May she rest in peace.

  2. Susan (Jerrett) and Tom Sawasky says:

    To the Ellinger family,
    We have you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  3. Andrea Creech says:

    So sad for Frans passing. She sure was a sweet gal with a huge heart. I sure will miss her.

  4. Arch & Sandy Woodstock says:

    Bill, Ron and Families,

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She will be truly missed.

  5. Tammy Thompson-Drake says:

    So very sorry, Franie will be missed, they use to have fish frys with my Grandparents, and worked with her for many years, she had a big heart and we all loved her. Prayers for you all. God bless each of you.

  6. Nancy & Steve Motter says:

    Our condolences to Frances’s family she was a loving lady and will be missed deeply by all her family and friends. She with the Lord now in peace God Bless everyone.

  7. stacey syers says:

    To the family, sorry for your loss.
    Frannie was such a nice person and will be missed by many.

  8. Larry & Kathi Fuss says:

    Our condolences to the Ellinger family at this difficult time!

  9. Misty Sweet says:

    Fran was an amazing woman she was always filled with life and love. She will be greatly missed. I enjoyed playing pool with her.

  10. Sherri Vassau says:

    Sweet Tiny Fran will always hold a place in my heart and memory. She was an Angel we were all blessed with to know in this life time. So Very sorry for your loss. Praying her memory is held in the lives that she has touched. God Bless

  11. Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal says:

    To all of Franie’s family. My deepest Symapthy and may God’s grace be with each of you. I loved her, she was such a kind and loving soul. Hugs!

  12. Ron and Gail (Foster)Tutewiler says:

    So sorry to hear about Fran. She was such a joy to be around. We missed seeing her at Wal-Mart when we came back to Michigan. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.



  14. Margie and Mike Korabik says:

    Bill, our deepest sympathy. Fran was such a sweetheart. I so loved seeing her at Walmart and that smile of hers and her caring ways. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

  15. Cookie Klotz says:

    I worked for Fran @ Corky’s for 3 summers and loved working for her and Heiney. It was great experience and she always remembered me when I would go to Wal-Mart when she was working. Fran was a fun and funny lady I will miss her

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