Bernice H. Wille

February 28, 1924August 19, 2014

Bernice H. Wille, 90, of Overland Park, KS passed away peacefully on August 19, 2014. Bernice was born February 28, 1924 in Piqua, KS to Carl and Mary (Konen) Specht. Bernice and Paul H. Wille were married August 23, 1950. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. More than anything, she loved her family and caring for them. She graduated from Yates Center High School in 1942 and was always proud sharing that she was class valedictorian. She enjoyed being a homemaker and working at Valley View United Methodist Mother’s Day Out for over 20 years where she made great and lasting friends. She was an excellent seamstress and a terrific cook and dessert maker; her cookie trays made for family gatherings are legendary. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, her parents, and her son, John. She is survived by her daughter Diana (Fred Spears) of Overland Park, KS, son Mark (John Shea) of West Palm Beach, FL, sister Mary Louise (late William) Collins, brothers Lloyd (late Matilda) Specht, Henry (late June) Specht, Arch (Amy) Specht of Piqua, KS, and Frank (Mandy) Specht, and numerous nieces and nephews. Known as Aunt Bea to many, Bernice will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 25, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 West 103rd Street, Overland Park, KS followed by entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. A Rosary will be prayed at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 2014, followed by visitation from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS. An additional visitation will be prior to Mass on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church of Overland Park or to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 25, 2014
  • Rosary Sunday, August 24, 2014
  • Visitation Sunday, August 24, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, August 25, 2014

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Jane Samojedny

August 28, 2014

I have been fortunate knowing Mark for several years and want to extend my deepest sympathy to the Wille family at this sad time.

Daniel Lamberti

August 26, 2014

My Sincerest of Condolences to the whole Willie Family - one and all. And although I never met Mrs. Willie in person, it is her son Mark who always spoke about her with such detail and feeling that provided me with the absolute esteemed pleasure of learning about and getting to know Mrs. Willie. I hope that the following also bring some solace to the Willie Family and everyone knows that Mrs. Willie will be missed by many of Mark's extended Family & Friends too.

“I Wish You Enough.”

And when, 'I wish you enough,' I want you to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain you . . .

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive & everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them; but then an entire life to forget them.


Remember . . .
And as long as I am in your heart, stay in your memory, and fill your soul . . .
I will always be alive and with You.

J. Henry Rodriguez

August 25, 2014

Although we never met Mrs. Wille we have known her son, Mark for over a decade and wanted to convey an sense of honor and love and a tribute for having been a great mother. The loss is great but the memory of such a good woman will live on.

Alan and J. Henry.

August 24, 2014

A Grand Lady! Faith, Family and Cookies! You were an inspiration! Your legacy of love lives on in so many. Diana, Fred, and Mark, the Family is here for you! Love and Prayers, Susan (Specht) and Mike Coyle

August 24, 2014

It was amazing to have double cousins (Diana & Mark). Diana & Mark Wille, Jean, Jim & Darren Specht shared the same 2 sets of grandparents: the Wille's and the Specht's. You were part of an amazing family. Thanks Aunt Bea.....
Jean Specht Burnett

John Shea

August 23, 2014

I will miss our long talks and our shared love of big band music. I enjoyed seeing a world gone by through your eyes. I will miss you.

August 23, 2014

We will miss you Aunt Bea - you were a special lady! Caring, smart, talented in so many areas. Now is your time to rest. Love you, Bob & Kelly Specht

August 22, 2014

You were my babysitter, my aunt and best of all, my friend. I love you and miss you. Janet Watson

August 22, 2014

Thank you for all the Love and memories, the excellent candy was THE BEST. Love u Diana and Mark . DS