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Runa E. Willis, Adair County, KY (1926-2014)

She was the matriarch of a highly regarded Adair County, KY, family. Shw awas the daughter of the late Charlie Taylor and Louella Coomer Corbin, and the widow of Robert Willis. She leaves 22 direct living descendants. She was a member of the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired from Union Underwear in Campbellsville, KY.
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Runa E. Willis age 88 years of Columbia, KY, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at at the Summit Manor Health & Rehab in Columbia, KY after several weeks illness.

Funeral service: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Mike Moon the officiating clergy. Interment in the Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. The family request visiting after 4pmCT, on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: J W Adams, Jeremy Brown, Jerry Giles, Bradley Willis, Christopher Willis, Jeff Willis, Kenny Wisdom, and Jason Yarberry.

Runa E. Willis, Adair County, KY (1926-2014

She was born March 24, 1926 in Gradyville, KY the daughter of the late: Charlie Taylor and Louella Coomer Corbin of Adair Co. KY. She died Sunday, October 5, 2014, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 88 years, six months, and 12 days.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Robert Willis on August 8, 1990 and by two brothers and two sisters, Eurial Corbin and Harlan Corbin, Lyda Matney and Beatrice Coffey.

Mrs. Willis is survived by one daughter:
  • Marcella Brown and husband Radius of Columbia, KY

  • Two sons: Donnie Willis and wife, Phyllis of Columbia, KY; and Steve Willis and wife, Lee Ann of Columbia, KY

  • One brother: Odell Corbin of Columbia, KY

  • Two sisters: Elizabeth VanArsdale and Shirley Gilpin, both of Columbia, KY

  • Eight grandchildren: Jeff Willis, Sandy Adams, Christopher Willis, Angela Giles, Jennifer Yarberry, Jeremy Brown, Jaimie Wisdom and Bradley Willis.
    Eleven great grandchildren

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Willis was a member of the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired from Union Underwear in Campbellsville, KY.

Send a condolence to the family of Runa E. Willis

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY in charge of arrangements.

This story was posted on 2014-10-06 11:39:52
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Runa E. Willis, Adair County, KY (1926-2014)

2014-10-06 - 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Runa E. Willis, Adair County, KY (1926-2014)

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