Mary Willette

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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 .

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Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory
601 Indiana St
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 843-5111
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World from Sept. 7 to Sept. 16, 2018
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