Born 10-26-1936 -- Died 4-14-2006
Deloris June Willis died April 14, 2006, at her home in Mammoth Spring at the age of 69.
She was born Oct. 26, 1936, in Clinton County, Iowa, the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Olivine Green Hartson.
She was united in marriage Nov. 19, 1955, in Davenport, Iowa, to Charles Willis.
She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in West Plains.
Survivors include her husband of the home in Mammoth Spring; five children, Michael Willis of Myrtle, Mo., Russell Willis and wife, Kimela, of Muskogee, Okla., Katrina Vermillion of North Carolina, Peter Willis and wife, Tonya, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Kellie McCarthy and husband, Glenn, of Orlando, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jeffery Willis and 12 brothers and sisters.
The funeral services were held April 18 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with burial in the Myrtle Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Robert H. Williams officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.
Pallbearers were Michael Willis, Jeremy Willis, Russell Willis, Pete Willis, Pamela Bunkley and Frank Bunkley.