Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 10, 2012 11:00 am EST


SUNBURY — Ellen L. Willis, 82, of Sunbury, passed away Jan. 8, 2012, at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital.

Born in Columbus on June 25, 1929, to the late Lauris L. and Mabel (Magill) Chambers, Ellen was raised in Mount Vernon. She graduate from Mount Vernon High School (1947) and began her first job AT Continental Can Co. She later retired after 44 years of service.

Ellen is survived by husband, Delbert Willis, whom she married Jan. 19, 1973; son, Bruce (Myra) Willis; two grandchildren and their mother, Marianne; niece, Ellen Gilmore; nephew, Tim Wolf; and many other nieces and nephew.

Preceded in death by parents; sister, Elaine Wolf; great-nephew, Chad Gilmore.

Friends may call Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where service will follow at 6 p.m., with Elder Dan Hoover presiding. Interment will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in Little Mount Cemetery, Richmond Dale, Ohio.

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