Jane E. Willis

November 26, 1927 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 94)


Jane E. Willis, 94, of Fort Seneca, passed away at 3:05 a.m., Monday, December 27, 2021 at her residence.

Jane was born on November 26, 1927 in Tiffin, to the late Russell W. and Cora Belle (Feasel) Pence. She married John Willis Jr. on October 25, 1947 in Tiffin and he preceded her in death on September 9, 2014.

Survivors include her daughters, Nancy (Frank) Hoover of Old Fort and Sheri (Brian) Lehner of Old Fort, a son, Larry (Lise) Willis of Wilkes-Barre, PA, five grandchildren, Sean (Julie) Hoover, Eric Hoover, Shelby (Bart) Ortiz, Taylor (Nic Frey) Conn and Riley Lehner, 8 great-grandchildren, Max and Weston Hoover, Nolan, Grayson and Myles Frey, Beckham, Brooklyn and Braylon Ortiz.

Jane was a 1945 graduate of Old Fort High School and owned and operated the store in Fort Seneca. Jane was a beautician for many years, drove school bus for twenty-three years and worked as an aide for Tiffin City Schools. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and 8 et 40  in Green Springs, the Old Fort Flames and a member of the Pleasant Union cemetery association. Jane was a avid supporter of all Old Fort Athletics and attended most all sporting events along with washing all the Old Fort sports uniforms for thirty years.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, John Russell Willis, two brothers, Thomas D. Pence and Donald Ray Pence.

Funeral services for Jane will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, December 31, 2021  at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin with Pastor Marc Quinter officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, from 4-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services on Friday, at the Pleasant Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Fort Athletic Boosters.

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December 30, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
135 North Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Funeral Service
December 31, 2021

10:00 AM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
135 North Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

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