Feb. 12, 1925 - Dec. 9, 2013|
Lorraine Susan Jellison, age 88, of Alma, passed away Monday, December 9, 2013 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born on February 12, 1925 in Pekin, Illinois the daughter of Oscar and Lucy (Heiser) Miller. In April of 1942 she married LaVern "Tony" Anthony in Alma, and he preceded her in death in 1948. In May of 1950 Lorraine married Eugene Grant Jellison in Flint, and he preceded her in death in 1983.
Lorraine worked for many years as a telephone operator for General Telephone. She enjoyed shopping and collecting antiques, especially Weller Ware Pottery.
Lorraine is survived by her children, Gary (Marjorie) Anthony of Neuman, GA, John (Patti) Anthony of Alma, MI, Sue Ann (Gary) Schinderle of Canadian Lakes, MI, Jeryl Jellison of Alma, MI and William (Joanne) Jellison of Richland, MI; 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; two brothers, Oliver (Irene) Miller of Hemlock, MI and Robert Miller of Midland, MI; and a sister, Dorothy (Richard) Wiser of Alma, MI.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Tony; second husband, Eugene; two brothers, Harold and Donald Miller; three sisters, Hazel and Marjorie Miller, Velma Lepley; and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Anthony.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Masonic Pathway's Doig Chapel with her grandson, Pastor Mark Anthony officiating. Interment was held in Chapel Gardens Cemetery, Elwell, MI.
The family requests, no flowers, please. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Michigan Youth for Christ, attn: "The Lodge Fund", P.O. Box 757, Alma, MI 48801.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lux-Moody-Wolfel Funeral Home, Alma. To view Lorraine's obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit
Published in The Morning Sun on Dec. 11, 2013