Mary Catherine Willis

July 10, 1927June 13, 2019

Mary Catherine Willis, 91, of Miamisburg, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Hospice of Dayton.

She was born July 10, 1927 the daughter of Arthur and Mary Hiles. Mary retired from the Miamisburg School System after working 35 years in the cafeteria. She was a member of Miamisburg Christian Church and was a volunteer at Sycamore Hospital.

She is survived by her children, Jim (Teri) Willis, Janice Hansen and Steve (Ligia) Willis; grandchildren, Kim Wasky (Shawn) Brewer, Erin (Stephen) Albrethsen, Seth (Ashley) Hansen, Matthew Willis, Bubba Tusing, Jennifer (Thip) Vongsy, Flavio & Priscilla Gomes; great grandchildren, Jon & Jacob Wasky, Jocelyn Leisure, Ramey Albrethsen, Mirah Lane, Adrian Hansen, Ashley, Kevin & Michael Willis, Camryn, Tanner & Renner Vongsy; great-great grandchildren, SJ Siler, Ara & Zayden Smith and Kinsley Willis.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 58 years, James W. Willis; and her half-sister, Violet Johnson.

A funeral service will be held at 12 PM on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE Funeral Home, Miamisburg with Pastor Mike Tuttle officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Hillgrove Cemetery, Miamisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


  • Hospice of Dayton


  • Gathering of Family & Friends Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 18, 2019


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Elaine Archdeacon

June 16, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the family .
Mary was my mentor and good friend when I got started working for Miamisburg City Schools in the cafeteria. I worked with her at Mound school for many years . She taught me many things that I still use today working in the kitchen . I have tried to instill many of those values with the girls that work for me in the kitchen now .
She shared often the love she had for her family .
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .
Sincerely, Elaine Archdeacon