Jean Danals Willis 1926 - 2017 

Jean Willis 1926 - 2017
. Surrounded by her family, as well as friend,Colleen Ianni, "Jean" Willis, of Lodi, CA, died onJanuary 10, 2017, at Vienna Nursing Hospital. She was 90 years old.

Surviving Jean, are: daughter, Susan (Tim)Kanold of Lodi, CA;  granddaughter, Anna Bedo of Chicago, Illinois;  Tim and Jessica McIntyre of Barrington, Illinois;  and, Adam and Jaclyn Kanold of Santa Barbara, CA.   Preceding her
passing were her husband, Ray Willis;  son,Gary Willis;  parents, Vernon and Neva Danals; brother, Robert Danals (Esther);  and, sister,Naoma Funk (Harold).

Jean was born on December 15th, 1926,in Mansfield, Ohio.   She attended public schoolin Wadsworth, Ohio, graduating in 1944.  Following the end of World War II, she married her high schoolsweetheart, Ray.   The pair moved to Lodi, CA, in  1963 where they raised their family.   Jean worked as a library aide for the Lodi school district for20 years.   Her family remembers her as a private, feisty, graceful lady, who fiercely loved her family and friends, books, and laughter. 
She was an active member of Grace PresbyterianChurch,  volunteer for Hospice of San Joaquin,  and past volunteer at Lodi Memorial Hospital.

The family would like to extend its extreme gratitude to friend, Colleen Ianni,
the Rehab and Nursing Staff at Vienna,  her niece Kay (Don);  as well as her many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA  95204.

Jean Danals
Wadsworth High School
Graduating Class of 1944

WHS Senior Class Play, "The Girls Take Over."  Front: Nan Simester, LaVonne Abrams, Glenna Adams, Edith Golz.  Second: Jean Danals, Mary Lois Peas, Lynn Myers, Jeremy Brintlinger.  Third: Edwin Mason, Bill Gerberich, Miss Davis (Director), Esmond Fogel, Bob Miley. 
Julie Batey  (WHS 1985), Chair, Wadsworth High School Alumni Association. 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth OH 44281.  
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