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Rose Mary Willis

August 7, 1922 – April 19, 2017


WillisRose Mary Willis, age 94 of Monroe, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Katie Waggoner, pastor of Heritage and First United Methodist Church’s will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born August 7, 1922 in Monroe, Rose Mary was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Angela Marie (Marscella) Notarantonio. She married Victor Willis on October 18, 1947 in Adrian, Michigan. He preceded her in death on February 28, 2005.

Rose Mary was a former instructor at the Michigan College of Beauty and owned her own hair salon before retiring in 1965. She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church, formerly East Raisinville Frenchtown United Methodist Church.

Rose Mary is survived by three sisters, Mary Holt, Natalina Laws, and Catherine Pribyl, all of Monroe, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Albert Notarantonio and an infant sister, Rose Mary.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Monroe County.

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One Response to Rose Mary Willis

  • Sharon Moran says:

    Please remember my dear Aunt Rose Mary Willis for the caring, loving, kind and honest woman who loved life and her family, despite overcoming many obstacles and many joys in her life. I will cherish fond memories of our times together and will miss our conversations. We spoke on Sunday about looking forward to bible promises of the time when she would see again and have perfect health and live forever in a paradise on earth. (Dan 2:44) We loved sharing spiritual conversations and she loved hearing about the hope found in the bible for sick people and the true promises found therein. (Rev 21: 3 & 4) My memories of her are forever etched in my heart.

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