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Frances L. Odiorne, age 79 of White Cloud formerly of Comstock Park, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at her daughter’s home.  She was born February 9, 1937 in Barryton, the daughter of Harrison and Beulah (Williams) Gardner.  Frances graduated from Barryton High School in 1955.  She married Robert Lindquist in 1957 at the Barryton Church of Christ and together they raised their daughter in Comstock Park.  Frances was employed by Home Insurance Company for 15 years until Robert passed in 1977. 


In 1980 she married Dean Odiorne and moved to Arizona.  Frances worked in the office of River Medical Inc., for 13 years and was a life member of the Parker Dam VFW Woman’s Auxiliary Post 10726.  Dean passed in 1987 and she moved back to Michigan in 2002 after her retirement.  At this time she volunteered at the Veteran’s Home in Grand Rapids for 13 years and was an active member at the North Park Presbyterian Church where she had served as an Elder.  Frances enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles, card games and attending Bible Studies.


She is survived by her daughter Wendy (Jack) Meeuwes of White Cloud; four grandchildren, Kerri Meeuwes, John Jr. (Sarah) Meeuwes, Barnaby (Roxy) Johnson, and Anthony (Angela) Johnson; eight great-grandchildren; brother, RJ (Nina) Gardner of Barryton; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Gardner of Barryton and JoAnn Gardner of Chicago; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 


Frances was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Robert Lindquist; second husband, Dean Odiorne; three sisters, Evelyn Hatfield, Maxine Crawley, and Arbelle Archer; and three brothers, Harry, Harrison Jr., and Freddie Gardner. 


Funeral services will take place 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the North Park Presbyterian Church, 500 N. Park St. NE, Grand Rapids, with Pastor Helen Havlik officiating.  The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service (at 10:30 a.m.).  She will be laid to rest at Fairplains Cemetery in Grand Rapids.


Memorial contributions may be made to the North Park Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or Hospice of Michigan.         


Arrangements and care entrusted to the Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home in Big Rapids. 


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