Mary G. Willis

May 07, 1913 ‒ July 15, 2011

New Albany, Ohio

Mary G. Willis, age 98 of New Albany, died Friday evening July 15, 2011 at Country View of Sunbury surrounded by her family.

She was born on May 7, 1913 in Ohio County , Kentucky to the late Clint and Julia (Lloyd) Ortkiese.

Mary enjoyed painting, sewing and gardening. She was a true farmers wife, leading a hard life but many happy times. Always having a great outlook on life her philosophy was “If life hands you lemons make lemonade.” Mary was a great cook and if you showed up at her home around meal time you were always welcome.

She is survived by son: James W. (Norma) Willis of New Albany; grandchildren: Steve (Mary) Willis of New Albany, Michael ( Tammy) Willis of Millersport, David Willis of New Albany, Lori (Pat) Guiffre of Indianapolis, IN., Andrea (Mark) Knapp of New Albany, Alecia Willis of Columbus; 9 great grandchildren

Preceded in death by her Husband James A. Willis in 1987, son: Donald W. Willis; brothers: Ed, Ted, Rahl, Tedlo, Otto; sister: Babe Webster.

Private services for the family will be held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Central City, KY.

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