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Marilyn Willett

Obituary for Marilyn Willett

August 18, 1926 - October 22, 2019
Bay Village, Ohio | Age 93

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Friend


Marilyn Willett (nee Thomas), age 93, of Bay Village, OH. passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was born August 18, 1925 in Sandusky, Ohio to parents Ford and Marcella (nee Rudolph) Thomas and preceded in death by her beloved husband Douglas Willett and brother Marvin Thomas.

Cherished mother of Randall (Peggy) Willett of Seattle, WA. and Stephen (Peggie) Willett of Avon Lake, OH.; deeply loved grandmother of April Kelley of Venice, CA., Andrew Willett of Chicago, IL. and Nathaniel Willett of Avon Lake, OH. Marilyn also proudly claimed as grandchildren Jane Buroker (Brady) of Zionsville, IN. and Eric Wainscott (Lara) of Hudson, OH.; and great-grandchildren Christopher, Katie and Allie Buroker and Nathaniel Wainscott.

Marilyn had a heart of kindness and helped to establish the Preble County Humane Society, delivered Meals on Wheels through the Bay Village Senior Center, sponsored a child through UNICEF and volunteered frequently at her church, Bay United Methodist. Marilyn was a woman of strong faith and will be remembered as such. She was a former member of the Avon Oaks Country Club and enjoyed playing Bridge with her many friends.

Memorial Contributions may be forwarded to Bay United Methodist Church 29931, Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH. 44140 or Northeast Ohio SPCA Animal Shelter 9555 Brookpark Rd., Parma, OH. 44129 or a charity of choice.

Friends may call Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Bay United Methodist Church 29931 Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH. at 12:00pm for a Memorial Service. 440-933-3202

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Bay United Methodist Church
    29931, Lake Rd
    Bay Village, OH 44140
  • Northeast Ohio SPCA Animal Shelter
    9555 Brookpark Rd.
    Parma, OH 44129

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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