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In Memory of

Josephine Smalligan Wharff

November 22, 1927 - September 12, 2017

Obituary


WHARFF, Josephine Elizabeth (nee Smalligan), 89, of Rochester Hills, passed away September 12, 2017. She was born in Fremont, Michigan on November 22, 1927 to Peter and Mary Smalligan. Josephine graduated from Freemont Public Schools and received a degree in Nursing from Mercy Central School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, MI. She was a practicing RN for many years holding positions at Pontiac General Hospital, Birmingham Public Schools, and was widely recognized for her years of outstanding service in providing certified home visits for UpJohn and Home Health Outreach. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting,...

WHARFF, Josephine Elizabeth (nee Smalligan), 89, of Rochester Hills, passed away September 12, 2017. She was born in Fremont, Michigan on November 22, 1927 to Peter and Mary Smalligan. Josephine graduated from Freemont Public Schools and received a degree in Nursing from Mercy Central School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, MI. She was a practicing RN for many years holding positions at Pontiac General Hospital, Birmingham Public Schools, and was widely recognized for her years of outstanding service in providing certified home visits for UpJohn and Home Health Outreach. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, her loving cats and dogs and reading. Most of all, she was a passionate mother and devoted wife. Wife of the late Donovan D. Wharff; Loving mother of Jeffrey (Terri) Wharff and Bradley (Charlene) Wharff; grandmother of Crystal, Justin, Michael, Sara and Ireland and sister of Ralph Smalligan. Funeral Service 12 noon September 15, 2017 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd., in downtown Rochester; Mrs. Wharff will lie in-state from 11 a.m. until the service begins. Memorial Contributions may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind, 1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307.