Mary D. Willett
Mary Denise Willett, 89, of Paducah, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 5:29 a.m. at Lourdes hospital.
Mary, a native of Paducah, was born to William and Mary Scheer on June 19, 1923. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed both vegetable and flower gardening, quilting and all types of board and card games. A devoted homemaker, she will be remembered as someone who greatly loved and cared for her family.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-six years, Ambrose J. Willett of Paducah; her daughters, Ruth Kaufman and husband Earl, Hilda Brewer of Paducah, and Betty McManus of West Paducah; her sons, Bill Willett of Paducah, James Willett and wife Wendy of New Richmond, Wis., and Harold Willett and wife Sally of Paducah; her sisters, Marie Alsip and Catherine Sutton and husband Hayvert of Paducah; her brothers, William Scheer Jr., Maurice Scheer and Francis Scheer and wife Dorothy of Paducah; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Sr. and Mary O. Roof Scheer; one sister; and two brothers.
A funeral Mass for Mrs. Willett will take place Monday, April 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church with burial to follow at St. John’s Cemetery. Father Tom Buckman will officiate. Visitation will take place Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. with prayers at 7 p.m. at Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, 6705 Old US Hwy 45, Paducah, KY 42003.
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