Eighty-three-year-old Fannie L. Klingerman, a Plymouth resident since she was one year old, died of natural causes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2000, in Miller’s Merry Manor, 600 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth.
Fannie was born on July 5, 1916, in Starke County. She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Anderson Howard. She attended Plymouth schools.
On June 26, 1934, Fannie and Fred Klingerman were married.
For forty years, Fannie was a cook at Pesch’s and Mundy’s restaurants.
A homemaker, she loved to raise delicate African violets. She was a Sunday school teacher; her specialty was “Chalk Talk Stories” in the Sunday school of His Majesty’s Assembly of God Church.
Fannie is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth “Liz” Ann Furnivall, Rochester, and a son, James Richard Klingerman, Plymouth.
Three grandsons; Steve and Ann Furnivall and Mike and Terri Furnivall, and a granddaughter, Sue Furnivall and her companion, Ron Steelman, all of Rochester, survive, together with James R. Klingerman, Jr., a grandson of Plymouth. Four Plymouth granddaughters: Tammy Baca, Karen and Jim Harvey, Sharon and Mike Grigsby and Beth and Joe Garcia.
Fourteen great-grandchildren and three sisters, Evelina Barcus and Ollie Howard, both of Plymouth and Marie Micodemus, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews survive as well.
Friends may visit with the family on Monday, January 10, 2000, from 10 to noon at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
The funeral in the funeral home will be held at 12 noon, following visitation on Monday, January 10, 2000. The Rev. Robert Vardaman, Seniors Pastor of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church will officiate.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Heart Fund.