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Evelyn “Fran” Preston

Evelyn “Fran” Preston Obituary

Evelyn Francis Preston, of Ionia, was born to Alva and Nicholas Constantine in Detroit, Michigan on May 27, 1940, and left us on February 15, 2024.

Preceding Evelyn in death are her parents, Alva (Martin) and Nicholas Constantine; daughter, Pamela Peabody; brother, Tom Martin; and brother, Charles Constantine. Surviving Evelyn are her children, Julie and Gary Richard of Ionia, Susan Peabody of Palmetto, Florida, Rob and Beth Peabody of Ionia, Pat and Sandy Peabody of Portland; grandchildren, Marlo Russell, Elizabeth Sullivan, Nicholas Richard, Kayla Peabody, Allison Peabody, Mallory Peabody, and Robbie Peabody; great-grandchildren, Wesley Sullivan, Gavin Sullivan, Sofia Russell, and Lillian Russell; sister, Barbara Kauffman; special nieces and nephews; brothers, Joey and David Martin. 

Fran enjoyed spending time at her house on Half Moon Lake before moving back to Ionia in 2021. She also liked visiting the casino, reading books, watching the birds and wildlife by the creek, and going on gator rides. 

A celebration of life will be held at Restore church at 420 West Main Street, Ionia, MI 48846 from 2:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2024. A light luncheon will be served. Online condolences may be made at 

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Celebration of Life
February 24, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Restore Church
420 West Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846


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