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Dolores "Dee" Willis

December 4, 1940 — December 10, 2019

Dolores M. Willis, 79, of Ashland, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at her residence after a short illness.

Dolores was born December 4, 1940 in Buffalo, New York to Howard Roy and Edna {Heinaman} Crowe.  She was Buffalo’s Miracle Baby, weighing in at 1 lb 13 oz. Dolores’ father was the manager at Crowe Shoes in Mansfield.

She attended Mary Manse College for two years.

She married Thomas P. Willis on January 18, 1964.

Dolores worked as a grocery clerk her entire life at Fazio’s and Food Town, where she was known as a social butterfly. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, collecting Yorkie figurines, loved to shop and wear jewelry. Dolores was a great mother and grandmother to her six children and grandchildren.

Dolores will be deeply missed by her husband of 55 years; children Jennifer Weikle of Mansfield, Phillip (Sue Ann) Willis of Chippewa Lake, Jeanine (Mike) Bidinger of Wooster, Lorie (Scott) Plieninger of Ontario, Jason (Michelle) Willis of Dublin, Jeremy (Ashley) Willis of Wesley Chapel, FL; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law and partner in crime, Pat Skok of Ashland.

Dolores was preceded in death by parents, sister Maura Reischman, and special aunt Sister Marie Denise.

Per Dolores’ request, no services will be held.  Roberts Funeral Home-Ashland Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online tributes may be made at   Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Ashland County at P.O. Box 114, Ashland, OH  44805.

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