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Willa Dean (Ray) Gill

September 30, 1934 ~ April 11, 2019 (age 84)

Willa Dean Gill, age 84, of Bowersville, passed peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2019. 

Born in Biskit, Kentucky, on October 6, 1934, she was the daughter of William and Liza Jane Newsom Ray. 

Willa was a member of the Bowersville Church of Christ.  She was a restaurant owner for many years, a cashier at Jordans Supermarket, and sold her baked goods at four farmer’s markets a week.  Willa enjoyed square-dancing, UK Basketball, and racing go carts. 

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Vernon Gill.  The two were united in marriage on November 24, 1955. 

Also left to cherish memories of Willa are children: Karen (Greg) Lane of Xenia and Terry Gill of Bowersville; grandchildren: Brandon (Marie) Gill, Brent (Nicole) Gill, Brock (Emily) Gill, Kristal (Chris) Phillips and Adam (Tanna) Henderson; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Edelman; and special niece, Carolyn ‘Sue’ Kitchen. 

Willa was preceded in death by her parents and ten siblings. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Dayton. 

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 4-7 pm, at Littleton Funeral Home, Sabina, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, at 1pm.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bowersville.  

Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Dayton
324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton OH 45420
Tel: 1-937-256-4490

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