Martha Lois Wilson
Willis passed away peacefully early Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the age of
A celebration of
her life will be held October 19, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Duneland Falls Banquet
Center, 1100 N. Max Mochal Highway (St. Rd. 149), Chesterton, IN.
Martha was born
July 6, 1924, the only child of Stuart Ehrgott Wilson and Lucia Showalter
Wilson, in Indianapolis, Ind., both of whom preceded her in death.
She married Russell
Anthony Willis, Jr., Sept. 12, 1949, in the Congregational Church in
Indianapolis. He preceded her in death Oct. 19, 2002. They shared over 50
years of marriage.
They had five
children, all of whom survive: Christopher L. Willis, of Portage; Russell A.
Willis, III (Lisa Sagrati), of Tucson, Arizona; Lucius S. Willis (MaryBeth),
of Vestal, N.Y.; Margaret L. Willis (David Canright), of Chesterton, and
Edward H. Willis (Marc Molomot), of Bronx, N.Y.
Also surviving are
grandchildren, Abigail M. Willis Canright, Vaishali F. Willis, Ahilya M.
Willis, Benjamin Austrin-Willis, and Sarah Austrin-Willis.
may be made to the Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage, IN,
46368; the Portage Township Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1582, Portage, IN 46368;
the Portage Township Live Entertainment Assoc., P.O. Box 1111, Portage, IN,
46368; and the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, 2404 Valparaiso St.,
Valparaiso, IN, 46383.
being handled by White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton.