The Fay Family: Stella O'Rourke Wills (1920 - 2005)

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1920 - 2005
from The Macomb Daily, Online Edition
Published: September 12, 2005
Stella May Wills, 85, of Armada, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, in Bay Regional Medical Center in Bay City. She was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Richmond Township.
Mrs. Wills was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Armada and the Berlin Township Senior Citizens. She married Orval Wills on Sept. 22, 1951, in Armada. She enjoyed cooking and canning. Relatives said she loved and cared for her family and friends.
She is survived by her sons, Danny (Cynthia) Wills of Pinconning and Allan (Rita) Wills of Almont; daughters, Bonnie (John) Pardon of Capac, Sharon Mahn of New Baltimore, Carol (Larry) Fischer of Sand Lake, Susan (George) Vandenabeele of Yucaipa, Calif., Sandra (Lynn) DeMay of Armada, Eva (Charles) Affolter of Shiloh, Ill., and Catherine (Roy) Clark of Brown City; 38 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Orval, on June 2, 2004; her first husband, Nick Schroudt, in 1950; son, William Wills in 1994; daughter, Ellen in 1931; grandson, Michael Perez; parents, George and Ora (nee Mayabb) O'Rourke; brothers, George "Bud" O'Rourke and Clayton Wellsted; sister, Goldie Denton; son-in-law, Vern Mahn; and daughter-in-law, Genitta Wills.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 22511 W. Main St., Armada, with the Rev. Dr. Paul Dancy officiating. Burial will be in East Berlin Cemetery, Berlin Township.
Visitation is noon-9 p.m. today at Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Ave. (north of 34 Mile Road), Armada. Additional visitation is 9-10 a.m. Tuesday in the church.
Memorial contributions may be addressed to Alzheimer's Association, 20300 Civic Center Drive 100, Southfield, MI 48076, or Bay County Hospice, 4742 N. Huron Road, Pinconning, MI 48650, or Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Armada.