Frances LeDell VanEtten, age 86, October 21, 2020.
Frances was born December 18, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Matthew Dallas Smillie and Bessie LeDell (nee Sweet) Smillie. Beloved mother of Audrey Thomas of Roseville and Shirley (Timothy) Callaghan of Eastpointe. Loving Grandmother of Justin (Michelle) Defer and Daniel (Jillian) Callaghan. Proud great-grandmother of Alliana, Benjamin and Maeve. Cherished friend of Alva Traylor. Dear sister of the late Robert Smillie.
Frances graduated from Denby High School. After high school she stayed interested in history and trivia. Frances liked music and loved to dance any chance she got. She was always an animal lover. More than anything, Frances enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
A private committal services will take place.
Francis I thank God for the pleasure of having you in my life. It was a short time , but a lifetime of wonderful memories. 🌹
Francis I thank God having the pleasure of knowing you , it was a short time . But a lifetime of wonderful memories. Gone but never forgotten .
You had such a kind, loving heart and will be missed. Rest peacefully mother. You will be forever in our hearts. Love Audrey, Justin, Michelle, Alliana and Benjamin.
Frances you will definitely be missed, you were such a nice person. Always thought of others, I’m so very grateful for the opportunity to have been your friend. Rest peacefully Fraces
-Love Lisa and Kingsten
Very great caring woman, rest and peace ❣️
Frances was by FAR the sweetest person I’ve ever met. Loved her. Such a nice soul. Rest In Peace. - Elijah blue
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