Funeral service for Corrine Lois Willits, 79, Lawrence will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. She died December 27, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Corrine was born July 6, 1934 in Waterville, KS the daughter of Roy Lee & Pearl (Roepke) Reitzel.
Corrine was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Corrine worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell in Waterville, KS. She then worked at a nursing home in Hays, KS, and later she worked at Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence, KS as a CNA.
She was a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and enjoyed doing church and community volunteer work.
She married Lowell Edmund Willits on July 27, 1952 in Barnes, KS. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1986.
Survivors include two sons, Barry and wife, Jean, Redondo Beach, CA, Calvin and wife Tamara, Lawrence; 6 grandchildren, Chris Willits, Rachel Baird, Aaron Toyne, Brady Willits, Andrew Toyne, Jared Willits; 4 great grandchildren and one great grandson on the way. She was preceded in death by her son, Dan and daughter, Rae Lynn Willits.
The family will greet friends 3-5 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.