2017-10-05 / Obituaries

Leona June Whitehead

Leona June Whitehead, 78, Higgins Lake, died Oct. 7, 2017, at home with her family by her side.

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice-Grayling. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel, is serving the family.

She was born Jan. 19, 1939, in Thetford Township, to Guy and Evelyn (French) Whitman. She graduated from Lakeville High School.

Before retiring, she worked as a nurse for Frankenmuth Nursing Home, Grayling Nursing Center (now known as Grayling Nursing & Rehabilitation Community) and Hilltop Manor Health Care Center (now known as The Lighthouse at Roscommon Health and Rehab).

Preceding her in death were her parents; sister, Charlotte Hayes; and grandson, Christopher Whitehead.

Surviving are her daughter; Phyllis (Ron) Cunningham of Higgins Lake; son, Carl (Dianne) Whitehead of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Glenna Drohn of Eaton Rapids and Genevieve March of Central Lake; brother; Sandy Whitman of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

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