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Lillian Iona Willis

September 18, 2018

Lillian Iona (Proper) Willis, age 93, of Mount Vernon, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at The Ohio Eastern Star Home surrounded by her family

She was born June 14, 1925 in Coshocton County to the late Claude Jacob and Ella May (Wallace) Proper.

Lillian was a former employee of American National Can and a member and first Granny at Colonial City Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Phillip) Frost, 2 grandchildren, Claudia (James) Justice of Mount Vernon and Matthew Frost of Lakewood; 2 great grandchildren, James (Kelli) Justice and Mary (Mark) Glenn of Pataskala; 5 great great grandchildren, MJ, Myleigh, Miles, McKinley and Mia Glenn; along with several nieces and nephews; and her very special friend, Connie Jackson.

She was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Carl Taylor who died in World War II and Thomas Willis; 2 sisters and 8 brothers.

Friends may call on Monday, Sept. 24th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Colonial City Baptist Church, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM with her grandson Pastor Mark Glenn, Pastor Jon Whisner and Pastor Dan Whisner officiating. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.

The Lasater Funeral Home is handling the funeral services for the Willis family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Colonial City Baptist Church, 7530 Johnstown Rd., Mount Vernon 43050

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