Elton Black & Son Funeral Home

3295 East Highland Road, Highland, MI


Frances M. Wooton

September 7, 1946February 5, 2020

Frances Mae Wooton died peacefully in Highland Twp. On February 5th, 2020 at the age of 74.

She is survived by her husband Donald Wooton, son Brian (Lisa) Johnson, daughter Corinna (Joe) Kadwell, step son James Wooton, step daughter Donna (Jim) Powers, and step son Donald C. Wooton. Four grandchildren Cody (Heather) Kadwell, Madison Kadwell, Emily and Easton Johnson. Six step grandchildren Jeremy and Joseph Wooton, Jimmy Powers, Renee Burns, Melissa Wooton, Donald C. Wooton III. One great grandchild Violet Kadwell. Twelve great step grandchildren Calyn Wooton, Brandon Fogle, Shawn Wooton, Ariel, James, Luke and Noah Powers, Colton Burns, Skye Schwabb, Kimberly Wooton-Knoll, Donavan and Bella. Four great-great step grandchildren Wyatt, Maci, Kiyler and Caeden. Her siblings Robert Yates, Glenda Cogswell and Michael Yates.

Proceeded in death by two sons, Wayne and Stephen Johnson, her mother Helen DeLaire, brothers James and Vernon Yates, great-great stepdaughter Zoe.

Frances loved crafting, quilting and puzzles.

She will be missed by all and honored forever.


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Kelly Mickley

February 8, 2020

Corinna and Joe, Brian and Lisa, you did such a great job taking care of your mom and today was beautiful. The pictures were great and you had so many family and friends who loved her and came to celebrate her life. Job well done. Praying that your hearts will heal and your sweet memories will get you through this rough time.

Lynne Petersen

February 8, 2020

Our thoughts and love and prayers are with you Brian and Lisa and family during these difficult times. Much love to you, the Petersen family

Donna Powers

February 8, 2020

One of my most cherished memories I have with you Mom was our unconditional love we have had for each other. Even though l wasn't your real daughter you treated me as if l was. We have had many years of trips Up North to the property where we would sit by the campfire laughing and telling stories with our flashlights in hand in hopes of seeing the deer in the woods. Or how about the time we were on the 4 wheelers and seeing the deer jump over. ( That was amazing to see). But my most cherished memory will always be a few short weeks ago when you had me sit down next to you and you held my hand and you said to me. I will always love you and you will always be my daughter. Then you thanked me for being there for you and my Dad. I wouldn't have changed it for the world. In my heart you will always be Mom to me. Love and miss you Always & Forever

Amy Crowell

February 8, 2020

Aunt Fran...she was the best. I remember spending the night at her house as a child, visiting with her whenever I was in town, spending time with her at showers, weddings, Christmas gatherings, and by her side in her last days. Aunt Fran will be missed and always remembered....when we get together to visit we will always rejoice in our memories with her and share our stories in remembrance. Loving and missing you until I see you again!

Jim Powers

February 8, 2020

I have many memories of Fran, first one comes to mind is cutting up a deer at her kitchen table in Highland Greens MHP. We made a big mess, and many beers later. We were always picking on each other, whether it was in person or on the phone. When we had property up north next to each other. Moving her wood pile at least 20 times Lol, many camp fires, a lot of food on the campfire, drunken golf cart rides, four wheelers we had her on. My wife and I loved her like she was our own mom, she will be forever missed, but always in our hearts. Love you Fran!!!