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Hazel Fern Wills, 91, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at the Olathe Good Samaritan. She was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Worland, Mo., the daughter of Joseph and Stella Phalen Leonard. She grew up in and around Worland and was a member of the Worland Baptist Church. She graduated from Hume High School.
Hazel married Leroy “Roy” Wills Aug. 21, 1943 at Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1996. Also preceding her was a son Norman Wills.
She was a lively resident of Pleasanton for over 65 years and was kindly known as “Grandma” to all. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary at Garnett, Kan, Pleasanton First Christian Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Lavera Wood; three sons, David, Raymond, and Tim Wills; six grandchildren, Caitlyn, Bryce, Casey, Zach, Alex, and Diamond Wills; and five great-granddaughters, Kayla, Shelby, Emily, April, and Sadie.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial was in the Pleasanton Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Olathe Good Samaritan. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

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