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  • Willa L. Bias

  • December 31, 1969

SUNBURY — Willa L. Bias, 87, of Sunbury died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at ManorCare in Westerville, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Proctor, W.Va., to the late Russell and Estel (Smith) Yoho.

Willa will be missed by her loving family: daughter, Debra (Gary) Scott; sons, Charles Robert and David Carl Hayes; sister, Erma Brandfass; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband, Clarence James Hayes; son, James Edward Hayes; brothers, Russell, Harold and Dean Yoho; and special friend, Fez.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services celebrating the life of Willa Bias on Friday at 2 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, officiated by the Rev. Larry DeWitt. Burial will follow in Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Big Walnut Friends Who Share, P.O. Box 424, Sunbury, OH, 43074; or Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 SR 37 E., Delaware, OH 43015. Condolences at

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