Wilma Lee Ball of White Cloud , formerly of Hesperia, passed away at home on May 30, 2020. She was born on August 13, 1941 in Fremont, MI., and was one of several children of Franklin & Edith (Davis) Tinkham.
Wilma was raised in Hesperia, MI. and graduated from Hesperia High School in 1960. She was always a caregiver and took care of others when they were sick. She especially enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, and she enjoyed cooking.
Wilma is survived by her husband, Robert Ball of White Cloud; her 4 children, all of White Cloud: David (Diane) Stockwell, Donn (Shannon) Shafer, Tammy Provenzano, & Carla Ball; 11 grandchildren: Heather Stockwell, Joshua (Amy) Stockwell, Shana (Matthew) Zeestraten, Jennifer (John) Borgman, Laura Shafer, Megan Russell, Carl Ball, Joseph Shafer, Jared Hon, Trevor Hon, & Kiara Witte; and 18 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 4 sisters & 1 brother: Ann Campbell, Mary Jane Rossman, her twin sister Wanda (Robert) Kakoczki, Wayne Tinkham, Emery (Betsy) Tinkham; and by many nieces & nephews. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; by her brothers & sisters: Mernard Tinkham, Olive Hettmansperger, Donna Hettmansperger; Franklin Tinkham, Paul Tinkham, Dan Tinkham, Harry Tinkham, & Donald Tinkham; and by several brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law.
Due to current restrictions related to COVID-19 concerning social distancing, a celebration of Wilma’s life will take place at a later time. Interment will be in Sherman Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to Spectrum Health Hospice, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.