Willa P. Bowers, 94, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in Oakwood Village. She was born in Leon, W.Va. on April 6, 1918, the daughter of Alfred and Effie Hill.
Willa retired as a secretary with the HS Kissell Company. She was a very involved member of First Christian Church and the retirement club at HS Kissell.
Willa was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Edward Bowers; and sisters, Georgie Wehrung and Merle Benedict.
She is survived by two daughters, Connie (Bob) Reed and Joyce (Bud) Wallace; two sisters, Grace Abbott and Mary Hysell; two grandchildren, Andrew (Jody) Reed and Beth Ann (Phil) Riely; great-grandchildren, Wynne and Neviya Reed and Cortney and Bobby Riely; and many nieces and nephews.
Services to honor Willa will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the First Christian Church with Craig Grammer officiating. Family and friends may call one hour prior to services. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Riverview Cemetery, Middleport, Ohio.
Memorial contributions are requested to the First Christian Church 3638 Middle Urbana Road Springfield, OH 45502 or the Ohio State School for the Blind 5220 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43214. Richards, Raff & Dubar Memorial Home has been entrusted with the final arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com.