Ella Jean Whitcomb

She was born on Aug. 7, 1942, in Reed City, to Fredrick and LaJean (Olney) Williams. She married James R. Whitcomb in 1964 in Reed City. She received her associate's degree in billing from Baker College in Cadillac and worked at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids and Mercy Hospital in Cadillac as the billing and coding specialist. She had more than 30 years in working between the two hospitals. She loved to read, watch TV and go to the casino.

She is survived by her husband, James R. Whitcomb, of Cadillac; three children, the Rev. Dane E. (Amanda) Whitcomb, of Lake City, Neil F. (Darkus) Whitcomb, of Cadillac, and Mindy Korstange, of Grand Rapids. She leaves her grandchildren, Justin Korstange, Isabelle, Philip and Matthew Whitcomb. Her living siblings are Garth Williams, Fremont Williams, Patricia Hall, Donna Bregg, Joyce Lund, Raymond K. Williams and Diana Vincent.

She was preceded by her parents; and siblings, Ray, Royal, Charles, Bruce, Bill, Al, Jim and Bobby Williams. Her sisters preceding her were Eileen Andresan, Ann Saladin, Lois Williams and Nancy Smith.

Private family graveside services will be held at the Pinora Township Cemetery, west of Reed City, with her son, the Rev. Dane E. Whitcomb, officiating.

Burkholder Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and thoughts and prayers may be left at burkholderfamilyfuneralhome.com.