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Frances C. (McConnaughey) Wilder

August 25, 1931 ~ February 5, 2018 (age 86)

Frances C. Wilder, 86, of Hillman passed away Monday, February 5, 2018, at her home.

Frances was born in Hillman on August 25, 1931 to the late Francis Dewey and Irene (Badgero) McConnaughey and married Ross Wilder on September 1, 1949. She served over 29 years as a pastor’s wife working alongside her husband in the Free Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on December 22, 2017. Many will remember Frances for her pies, gift of hospitality, and quickness to respond in time of discouragement.

Surviving are two daughters, Gwendolyn (Earl) Hulett of Sandusky, MI, Grace (Andy) Butterfield of Memphis, MI; son, Mark Wilder of Seattle, WA; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Frances was preceded in death by her son, Gregory; infant granddaughter, Monterey; two sisters, Marilynn Miller, Mary Graham; and two infant brothers, Gerald and Ronald.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, at the Hillman Free Methodist Church from 5-8 p.m. and continue there Saturday from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Ryan and Rev. Daniel Shinabarger officiating. Arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Interment:  Hillman Rust Cemetery

Memorials:  Hillman Free Methodist Church 

Donations may be made to:

Hillman Free Methodist Church
331 W. Third St., Hillman MI 49746
Tel: 1-989-742-4025