Mary Ann Willette

Mary Ann Willette has succumbed to cancer after three years of demonstrating extreme courage while remaining a role model to all her friends and family. Mary Ann passed on September 5, 2018, at her home. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Scott Willette, sons Chris and Ryan, their wives Antonella and Elizabeth, and four grandchildren: Tesa, Ben, Joshua and Isla. She is also survived by her brother, Dennis Noonan his wife Joan Noonan and her sister Janice Pelcher and her husband Gary Pelcher.

Mary Ann graduated from Western Illinois University with a BA in Health Education. She taught high school health education in Waukegan Illinois, later to become a receptionist and office manager at various dental locations in Chicago, Dallas, Canton Ohio and Lawrence Kansas.

She made everyone around her feel good about themselves, always having a positive attitude, a bright as sunshine smile and a twinkle in her eye. She enjoyed supporting her family, friends and playing golf with the “Gator Done” gals of the Jayhawk Club. All who have had the privilege of knowing her will miss her.

The service will be held 3 pm, at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home on Friday September, 21, 2018, followed by a reception at the Jayhawk Club at 6 pm. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Thank You All For Being Our Friends!!

Messages & Condolences

From Ruby Shade...

Scott, I am remembering how sweet and kind Mary Ann was to everyone she met. I am so sad that you and your family are going through this. I know you have wonderful memories

From Chris and Ron Durflinger...

The pain that walks hand in hand with the grief we feel when we lose someone dear is the price we pay for the gift and receipt of love. While the pain never fades completely, it serves as a reminder of how fortunate we are to have had the privilege of Mary Ann’s touch to our lives.

From Jim and Jane Budde...

We knew we were blessed when Mary Ann and her family moved in next door. She was just a kind wonderful person who you loved to be around. And her radiant smile and clear friendly eyes assured you that you must be someone very special. Those memories will live on the rest of our lives.

From David and Beth Reynolds...

Scott and. Family sorry to hear of your loss of such a beautiful person both inside and out.

From Donna Trombla...

We teased Mary Ann about being “the nicest person ever” but that was the truth. She was so kind, so thoughtful. And yet, she was up for every Adventure Club craziness we did. We will miss her smile.

From John Esau...

So very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you, Scott, and to Mary Ann’s many family members and friends.

From Karl and Nancy Killam...

Scott our condolences to you and your entire family.

From Kathy Cook...

Mary Ann was such a wonderful member of our book club, her kindness and warmth will be greatly missed. My condolences to the entire family for the loss of this lovely woman.

From Wayne and Holly Simonich...

Dear Scott and family, we love having a special friendship with your family. Mary Ann definitely was a role model as a loving mother, wife and friend who we all have such fond memories. Love to you all.

From Steve and Becky Mason...

Scott our thoughts are with you. Fond memories of Mary Ann.

From Sue Hack...

There are few people who had a more positive attitude than Mary Ann. We were so fortunate to have lived across the street from Mary Ann and Scott for several years and those are days I will treasure.

From Debbie Rogers...

Mary Ann will be missed. I was blessed to have know her and will miss seeing her smiling face. My love and prayers go out to your family in this difficult time.

From cynthia bailey...

Mary Ann had a beautiful warm spirit my condolences to the family

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