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Frances J. White

Frances passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

Fran was born May 26, 1925 in Cadillac, Michigan to Allen and Josephine (Mordhorst) Curry. She went back to school and graduated from Plainwell High School in 1980. She had worked at the Canning Company, Kessler’s and the K-Mart in Kalamazoo. Fran last worked at Bronson Hospital as a patient sitter for 10 years until she retired in her late 80’s.

In her spare time, Fran enjoyed bowling and trips to the casino. She loved children and animals. On December 29, 1945 she married Raymond White who passed away in 1995.

Surviving are her children, JoAnn (Russ) Stratton of Plainwell, Ben (Sheryl) White of Otsego and John White of Delton; daughter-in-law, Nancy White of Martin; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and sister, Laura Wohlfeill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Craig White; great-granddaughter, Sarah and siblings, Evelyn, Alice, Dorothy and Bob.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Fran may be made to Life Care Center of Plainwell.

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Kasdandra Sego

July 30, 2019 at 11:03 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Fran was a special person. It was a honor to take care of her for 3 years at life care.. even after i left there i would visit and she loved to see my kids. Always made my heart happy. Untill we meet again miss Fran.


Matt Wohlfeill

July 31, 2019 at 9:23 am

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of my Aunt Fran. Our families shared many wonderful times over the years that I can remember from way back when I was small. From climbing the big hill behind her house outside of Plainwell, the family reunions in Cadillac, to the trips to Waukegan with her and my mom, (her sister Laura) to visit their other sister Brete, (Alice) were times that I will never forget. Rest in peace Fran, you will be missed!


Patty Wendt

July 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

Aunt Nancy and family. I am so sorry to hear this. Fran was a sweetheart. I will pray for comfort in the coming days for all of you

You have my love,



July 31, 2019 at 3:24 pm

I am sorry for the family’s loss. I was lucky enough to get to know Fran at work, and she will be missed.


Laura Wohlfeill

July 31, 2019 at 4:47 pm

My heart is with you kids and your families during this time.

Love, Aunt Lolly.


Arch Woodstock

July 31, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Sorry for your families loss, praying for comfort for you all during this time.


Terry & Pam Morse

July 31, 2019 at 8:05 pm

Ben & Sheryl & Family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. It’s never easy to lose a parent, no matter your age. May your memories and the love of family and friends help to bring you peace during this difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

Terry & Pam


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