The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

August 27, 2013

Frances L. Willey

Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — Frances L. Willey, age 85, of Ashtabula Harbor, died Sunday, August 11, 2013, at Silver Sands in Ashtabula.

She was born Sept. 15, 1927, in Pine Grove, W.Va., the daughter of Frank and Kitty Headley. She had graduated from Pine Grove High School.

She had been employed by the True Temper in Saybrook Township and Carlisle’s warehouse in Ashtabula.

She had been a long time member of the Lake Ave. United Methodist Church and had attended the Second Congregational Church of Ashtabula. She was a member of the Sweet Adeline’s; the Y Wives and the Redbrook Boat Club. She enjoyed line dancing, sewing, gardening and she was a dog lover and loved taking care of the wild animals and birds.

Surviving her are two daughters, Crena (Martin) Lewis of Palestine, Texas and Nancy Willey of Ashtabula; two grandchildren, David Baker and Siobhan U. Valle; two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Azucena; and 13 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wilbert Willey in 2010; three sisters, Doris Ash, Nell Parkinson and Betty Jean Studer; and a brother, William Headley.

A Memorial Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, August 31st, at the Second Congregational Church, 319 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, with the Rev. Enrique DeJusus officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Second Congregational Church or to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

The Ashtabula Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 526 W.Prospect Road, Ashtabula is in charge of arrangements. Guest book and obituary at and


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