Frances (Sherman) Menges, age 89, of Elkhart, Indiana and a former
long time Sturgis resident passed away early Wednesday morning October
7, 2009 at the Golden Living Center in Elkhart.
She was born October 21, 1919 in Vincennes, Indiana a daughter to the
late Earl and Emma (Inkemier) Ellis.
Mrs. Menges retired from Keeslar and Emerson in Sturgis where she had
been employed as a secretary and bookkeeper for many years. She also had
worked as a bookkeeper for a mobile home park in Apache Junction,
Arizona. While living in Sturgis she was an active member of the Civil
She is survived by Two sons; Robert (Patricia) Sherman of Colorado
Springs, Colorado and Don (Betsy) Sherman of Evart, Michigan, Four
Grandchildren; Susan Kern, Kathy Webb, Amy Wirick and Rob Sherman, Six
Great Grandchildren and two Nephews; Larry Ellis and Tim Ellis.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother; Earl Ellis, Jr.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial
graveside service and burial will take place Tuesday October 13^th at
1:00 P.M. at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The Rev. David Porter of
the Colon Church of Christ will officiate.
The *Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St.,
Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331* is handling the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs.
Menges’s memory consider the American Cancer Society, 1400 West Milham,
Kalamazoo, MI 49024.