Willsie, Reona Leonore (Lee) Blaxall of Longworth Nursing Home, London and formerly of Painesville, Ohio and Angola, Indiana passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, at her late residence, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Walter J. “Bud” Willsie and loved mother of Kenneth Jeffery “Jeff” Willsie of London and Jerold “Jerry” Gregory Willsie of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lovingly remembered by Grand daughter Kimberley Willsie. Dear sister of Helen (Blaxall) Hammersley of St. Thomas, Phyllis Blaxall of London and Jack Blaxall of St. Thomas. Predeceased by a sister Donna Marshall and 2 brothers Kenneth and Louis Blaxall. Lee was born in St. Thomas on January 29th, 1924, the daughter of the late John J and Ethel May (White) Blaxall. Lee worked a number of years for Bell in St. Thomas. She was a member of Grace and St. Mark’s United Churches. She was a Cub Leader and an Explorer Leader at St. Mark’s, a former member of the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club, the Bonita Springs Golf Club, and the Augola Lake James Golf Club, where she headed up the Women’s golf team . Lee was Past President (3 years) of the Cameron Hospital Auxillary in Augola, Indiana.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private service and interment in Union Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.