Frances Essex, 80, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018. She was born April 25, 1938 to the late William and Myldred (Boyles) Jones. Frances was first and foremost beloved by her family and neighbors. She was a dedicated animal lover. Among some of her interests were, being a creative quilt maker and being an avid reader. Frances is survived by her children, Debra (Mike Rousculp) Strauss, Lisa (Kevin) Coleman, Dana (Philip) Worm and David (David Nottingham) Essex; grandchildren, Kelli Shake, Jessica Shake, Erik (Kate) Strauss and Kyle (Sarah) Kret; great-grandchildren, Aidan Shake, Eli Pearson, Maveric Kret, Harmony Davis, Molly, Carolyn and Rosie Dunn, Merrick Johnston, and Harrison and Theo Rousculp. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Jones; and the father of her children, Robert Essex. The family will greet friends on Saturday, July 21st, 1-3PM at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to SPCA of Southwest Michigan http://www.spcaswmich.org/ . Please visit Frances' personalized webpage at www.langelands.com.