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The Life of Frances Whitfield

Services for Frances Nadine (Bennett) Whitfield, 79, of Mentor, will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home. The Rev. Beth Wilterdink of Hope Ridge United Methodist Church will officiate at the service.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, prior to the service.
Mrs. Whitfield passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at Manor Care Health Services in Willoughby.
Born March 23, 1936, in Pelham, Tenn., she has lived in Mentor-on-the-Lake and Mentor for the past 53 years.
She loved spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening and working in her yard.
Mrs. Whitfield was employed at the former Uncle Bill''s/Hills/Ames Department Store in Mentor.
Survivors are her husband of 59 years, Thomas; children, Dave (Roxane) Whitfield of Madison, Jeff Whitfield of Mentor, Barbara Whitfield of Mentor and Robert Whitfield of Flower Mound, Texas; grandchildren, Jeffery (Jamie); David, Lacey, Emily, Andrea and Ryan; four great-grandchildren; brothers, David, Clyde and Bill; and sister, Reba Jo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Almagene (Goodman) Bennett; and daughter-in-law, Kendra Whitfield.
Final resting place will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chester Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Inc., 17876 Saint Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110-2602.

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