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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Obituary for Vella Willis

  • Vella Willis died August 22, 2012
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  • Vella M. Willis, 82, of Rose Bud, AR passed away August 22, 2012 in Olathe, KS. Vella was born December 21, 1929 in LeRoy, IL, the daughter of Earnest and Hadi Bleavins. She was a member of the Class of 1948 of Thorton Township High from Harvey, IL. She was a Bookbinder and a member of Union, Local 60 B. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: James N. Willis; daughters: Charla Willis and Tamara Wiltsey; sister: Martha Ohmart; & brothers: Merle & Kenneth Bleavins. Survivors include: her children: Wayne Willis of Kansas City, KS; daughters: Anita Hart of Mesa, AZ and Sarah DeRosset of Hardy, AR; brother: Mack Bleavins of Washington; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be Monday , August 27, 2012 at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th Street, Kansas City, KS. Entombment will follow in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to American Stroke Association, 5960 Dearborn, Mission, KS 66202.

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