Obituary published January 30, 2017 in The Mexico Ledger

Frances Clara Mae Willis, 73 Years of age, of Centralia, Missouri died January 24, 2017 at University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, Missouri. She was born April 15, 1943 the daughter of Otis Willis and Mary Jane (Tutt) Willis. She graduated from Centralia High School and was a nurse at University Hospital and Clinics for 30 years. She was member of St. John's AME Church, Centralia, Missouri and also attended Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Centralia.

Survivors include one daughter India N. Watson, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, one grandson Delbert B.G. Chaves Il; sisters: Opal Sue Douglas, Centralia, Missouri; Jacqueline Willis, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sonja Willis, Columbia, Missouri. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Her parents Otis and Mary Jane Willis, one brother, Edward Eugene Willis preceded her in death.

Services will be at Fenton Funeral Chapel Centralia, Missouri on Monday January 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Officiating will be Rev. Johnson, St. John's AME Church, Centralia, Missouri. Private Interment will be in Centralia Cemetery, Centralia, Missouri. Visitation will be from 12:00 (noon) til service time of 1:00 PM., at Fenton Funeral Chapel, Centralia, Missouri.