Mary F. Willis


(Feb. 1, 2006)

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 4 at Thompson Funeral Home for Mary Willis, 1287 Road 9, Powell, who died Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Powell Nursing Home. She was 81.

She was born Oct. 4, 1924, at Barnsdal, Okla., daughter of David Wilson Wadsworth and Florence Viola (Haworth) Wadsworth.

She married Harvey Willis in Kimball, Nebr., and they lived in Oklahoma, Colorado, Red Lodge, Mont., and Burlington, Clark and Powell in Wyoming. She was a housewife and mother, who enjoyed quilting, embroidery and cooking. During the war, she worked as a welder in an aviation defense plant.

She loved to sing, and she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include sons Harvey Willis and John (Leslie) Willis; daughters Barbara (Dennis) Wegner and Betty (Alan) Skalsky; brothers Wayne Wadsworth and Loren (Cleta) Wadsworth; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Martha Darlene; three brothers, Henry Noe, Leonard Wadsworth and George Noe; and four sisters, Flora Langley, Stella Kerr, Ruth Hamblin and Lois Schultz; and a great-granddaughter, Meah Krum.

Pastor Clyde Seifert officiated at services. Pallbearers were Lee Wegner, Peter Wegner, John Skalsky, Jason Skalsky, Jeff Skalsky and Ron Willis.

For those who wish, memorials to Northern Rockies Cancer Center would be appreciated by the family.