Anderson Funeral Home

1357 E. 2Nd St., Franklin, OH


Betty L. Willis

November 12, 1958November 23, 2019

Betty Lou Willis, age 61, of Franklin, OH; died Saturday November 23, 2019 at the Atrium Medical Center. Betty was born Middletown, OH on November 12, 1958 to Lloyd and Francis (Dalton) Abner.

She was formerly employed with UniFirst Corporation and CDCI for several years.

Betty was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Abner, two brothers, Don and Mike Abner.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years Anthony Wayne Willis; a son, Opie (Lisa) Willis; three daughters, Tabitha (Nick) Manning, Brandy Willis and Amanda Chambers; ten grandchildren, Ashleigh Justice, Levi Willis, Courteney Willis, Drake Justice, Logan Willis, Atlanta Chambers, Amirah Carmody, Lailla Chambers, Peyton Carmody and Eva Chambers; step grandchildren Hayden Caudill, Broc Manning, and Bailey Manning; three great grandchildren, Brantley, Fallon, Scarlett and one on the way, Millie; Brothers, Don (Rita) Abner, Mike Abner, Ed Abner, Scott (Mary) Abner, Phillip (Lisa) Abner; Sister, Pam (Richie) Tussey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robin (Linda) Willis, Linda (Moe) Mobley, Brenda (Forester) Adams and April (Lisa) Roberts.

Funeral Services are 1pm Monday December 2, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E. 2nd St Franklin, OH. Burial will be in Woodhill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11am to 1pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Anderson Funeral Home



  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2019


  • Anderson Funeral Home


Betty L. Willis

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Angie Steele-Conley

November 27, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. Lou was a one of a kind neighbor, friend and mom and grandma. She will be dearly missed by many people,new and old. Love all of u.

Kimby Royalty

November 26, 2019

My condolences to you and your family Tabbi, Im always here for you

Cristy Thomas (Abner)

November 26, 2019

I love you so much aunt Lou so many memories we have,we lived right by each other most of my life I remember going to work with you cleaning offices and that was so much fun it was always really late at night and we would just laugh worried about someone coming in on us.😂 I will never forget your warm welcoming smile❤️😘🙏❤️

Charlotte [ Dalton ] Grushon

November 26, 2019

Even though, we were cousins, we didn't spend a lot of time together. But I do remember when I was married to my first husband, Sherman Jones, who worked out of town sometimes. I had went to pick Lou up to come stay with me while he was gone. When we got back to my house, someone had broke in and stole stuff. She was so scared. I tried to comfort her, but she wanted to go back home. The one time I go get her to be with me, this stupid thing had to happen. Love you Betty Lou! Rest In peace!

Becky Williams

November 25, 2019

My heart breaks for the entire family. I pray the Lord helps you find peace in this most difficult time. Momma-Lou was a WONDERFUL woman inside and out. She will be missed by many. Sending my Love and Prayers to u ALL

Pam Tussey

November 25, 2019

Oh my Sweet Sister I never dreamed I would get woke up Saturday morning to the news of you passing . I just wanna think it’s a bad dream. I’m so thankful I came over Thursday and visited you & Tony . I will always remember as I was leaving you walked out to the porch with me and I said
I love you and you smiled the prettiest smile and said I love you to.
I will take care of Mom and I will always love & miss you .
Please give Dad , Don, Mike & Rita a big kiss for me .
Love you always xoxo

Trish (Pat) Poirier (Retherford)

November 25, 2019

My cousin, Lulu...such sweet childhood memories I have when we would visit in Hollywood, and more precious memories after she married Tony. You are forever in our hearts. ❤

Sonia Ferro

November 25, 2019

I remember growing up some of the best memories were of being around Lou and Tony and the Willis family! The whole family has a soft spot in my heart forever ❤️ My heart breaks for you all! Your all in my thoughts and prayers! I will always remember the good times we had! One memory that always pop's in my head was one night Lou and her family had a girl's night out and they came to my work afterwards and they were having a great night. Lou gets out of the car and they were jamming to Fergie " Fergalishish" Lou gets out dancing and singing and she tells me she is going home to Tony as "Loualishish" she made me laugh so hard! Those kind of memories I want you all to think of, your family has many great memories that's my prayer for your family 🙏 remember all the great times you had together and let the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and your family! Sending all my love and prayers to you and your family! ❤️

Trisha Trusty

November 25, 2019

My condolences to the entire family, during this extremely difficult time. My heart goes out to you all. May Lou Rest in Peace. Hugs, Trisha Cole

Larry Retherford

November 25, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of my cousin Lou’s passing. We spent quite a lot of time together as youngsters. Those are memories that I will always treasure.