Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Glenda Ilene Willis


08/20/1931 - 05/07/2019


Glenda Ilene Willis, age 87, long time resident of Michigan, Murphy, NC, and Fairview, NC, died Tuesday the 7th of May in Fairview, NC.

She was born 8-20-1931 in Converse, Indiana to Victor and Cora Dill DeFord. Glenda graduated high school and attended one year of nursing school. Glenda was a very hard working homemaker most of her life. First husband was Herman Baunack (deceased) with 3 children: Kathy, Jack (deceased) and Bill. Second husband was Jack Willis (deceased) who came into the marriage with 3 children: Terry, Dale and Robin. Glenda has 12 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

She volunteered for years at Fleshers Nursing Home, Fairview Food Pantry, etc.

Funeral services will be held at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel at 138 Peachtree Street, Murphy, NC on Saturday, May 11 with visitation at 1 PM and services at 2 PM. Weather permitting; there will be a short graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens after the service. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Salvation Army.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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