Janet L. McElroy Willis

January 30, 1939December 13, 2010

Janet L. (McElroy) Willis, 71, retired from the banking business, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. Janet was born Jan 30, 1939 in Wichita, KS. Preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Ruth McElroy, sister Margaret Edwards. Survived by her husband of 51 years, Norris Gene Willis; daughters Donna Baird (Rick), Linda Goetz (Brad); sons Scott Willis (Sarah) all of Wichita, and Troy Willis (Melissa), of Mesquite, TX; Sisters Evelyn Lange (Jim), Virginia Vaughan (Vic); twelve grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons, and many nieces and nephews. She was active in church, devoted to family, always smiled, a friend to all, and she rarely complained, even during her long battle with cancer. God made a beautiful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. Now she is home with the Lord and will be missed by all. Visitation will be 1-8 Thurs. Dec 16, at Hillside West, 2929 W 13th, with family present 6-8. Service will be held 10 am Fri, Dec. 17 at Antioch Christian Church, 3741 W 15th. Memorials to Antioch Christian Church and Harry Hynes Hospice.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 16, 2010
  • Visitation with Family present Thursday, December 16, 2010
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 17, 2010

Janet L. McElroy Willis

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Ann Rhea

December 20, 2010

To the Willis and extended family: I am very sorry for your loss. Janet was such a kind, caring person...always cheerful! I'm thankful that I got to work with Janet. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donald Learned

December 18, 2010

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Cindy Reeves

December 17, 2010

Virginia and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Janet was a wonderful lady and will be missed dearly.

December 17, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Carolyn Paker (Rose Hill)

Larry Ferman

December 16, 2010

Gene and Family
Janet was a beautiful woman inside and out. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have known her for so many years. Her gentle spirit, kind words, and thoughtful gestures were an example to us all. Our thought and prayers are with all of you. Larry and Ellen Ferman

Sierra Burgess

December 15, 2010

I am so sorry for your guys' loss. I have known the Goetz family since I was in elementary school and remember their grandma as a very sweet lady, she will be greatly missed by them!

Sherri Luthe

December 15, 2010

Uncle Gene and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Janet always amazed me with her positive attitude, her faith and her smile through all her trials with cancer. I will always remember the both of you and your never ending supply of new games. My prayers are with you all!

Sherri & Family

Cindi Gauthier

December 14, 2010

Janet will be truly missed. I don't think you could find a kinder person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kath Holzman

December 14, 2010

Gene, sorry for your loss. Janet was a very sweet person. I enjoyed working with her all those years. She will be missed.

Donald Minard

December 14, 2010

Norris Gene, sorry for your loss, & know that it isn't easy, but with God's help it will be easier to deal with death.
Karen Dreasher Minard