Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI


Frances Elaine Jabs

December 21, 1922September 4, 2019

Frances Elaine Gregory Jabs, age 96.

A lifelong resident of Williamston, Michigan passed away peacefully on September 4, 2019 at Houghton Lake, Michigan. She was the daughter of Ben and Irene Gregory, and was preceded in death by her parents, husband Raymond Jabs, son William Jabs and brothers Charles Gregory and Russell Gregory.

Frances is survived by her loving daughter Linda (Richard) Stevens; as well as grandsons Chase, Dylan, and Skylar Jabs; great-granddaughter Emma Jabs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents at The Brook of Houghton Lake and the staff of Heartland Hospice of West Branch for all the love and compassion they showed to Frances and her family.

Frances will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends.

Please join the family for fellowship and a celebration of Frances’ life on Monday September 9, 2019 at 12pm Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Williamston Chapel, 205 E. Middle St. The family will receive visitors Sunday at the funeral home from 3-6pm and again one hour prior to the funeral on Monday from 11am-12pm.

Expression of sympathy and fond memories may be shared at www.grwilliamston.com


  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 9, 2019


Frances Elaine Jabs

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Karen Ward

September 8, 2019

I had the privilege of working with Frances for years. Her wonderful wit, kindness, and common sense will be dearly missed but a lasting memory for me always. May her loving family find solace in holding onto all of those memories etched in our hearts.

Joyce Barrington

September 7, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you! I am so grateful for all the time that I was able to spend with Frances...those memories are precious. She was a wonderful Mother and friend, and lived a life devoted to her family. Linda, she was blessed to have you and Dick make her life complete.

Diane Patrick

September 6, 2019

Francis was someone I also called “Mom” as she was such a special lady! Her sense of humor was absolutely delightful! She will be missed by many friends and family. God be with her loving family at this sad time.

Lisa Stevens

September 5, 2019

I’ve been blessed to to have Frances in my life!! She brought me such love, joy, and laughter! Her daughter Linda (my step-mother) has been an angel on Frances’ shoulder for years! Linda’s love, care, and patience for her mom as she aged exemplifies the meaning of FAMILY! My father (Dick Stevens) also showed his loving nature and care for his mother-in-law. May Frances Rest In Peace.