Frances F. Wimmer-Willhite | 1946 - 2013 | Obituary

Frances F. Wimmer-Willhite
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Frances F. Wimmer-Willhite

Born: October 29, 1946
Died: May 17, 2013

Frances F. (Jamison) Wimmer-Willhite, age 66 of the Rigdon community north of Elwood, died Friday, May 17, 2013 at Marion General Hospital in Marion following a brief illness. She was born October 29, 1946 in Elwood, the daughter of Elbert L. and Florence E. (Duncan) Jamison. She retired in 2012 from King Systems Co. in Noblesville after more than 26 years of service in the Research and Development department. She also formerly worked at RCA Corporation and Fleet Supply in Marion. She formerly attended the Point Isabelle United Methodist Church, and lived in Rigdon her entire life. She enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo, watching classic TV shows, making homemade noodles, and especially enjoyed spending time with her daughters and grandchildren who she adored. Frances was also a very giving person and a friend to everyone, and always had a smile on her face.

Frances is survived by 3 daughters, April M. (Mark) Beattie of Fairmount, June E. (Mark) Timmons of Frankfort, and Amanda Willhite of Fairmount; sister, Carolyn (Pete) Barton of Rigdon; brother, Jack (Janie) Jamison of Rigdon; 6 grandchildren, Wesley Beattie, Chad Timmons, Matthew Timmons, Jeffery Willhite, Stephen Dove, and Sydney Nelson; former spouses, Larry Wimmer and Stephen Willhite; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Beverly Webb and Marilyn Kitterman; and brother, Ronnie Jamison.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with Rev. Joe Seaborn officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 PM prior to the memorial service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in the Forrestville Cemetery in Summitville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Grant County Humane Society, the Upland Boy Scout Troop #427, or the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be made at

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