Edna Willa

Friday, September 22, 2006

Edna Lillian Willa, 94, of Jackson died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at Monticello House.

She was born Jan. 22, 1912, in Mississippi County, Mo., daughter of Albert and Minnie Carman Ridge. She and Amos Brazeal were married Aug. 2, 1929. He died in January 1978. She later married Arnold Willa May 16, 1969. He died Oct. 5, 1982.

Willa was a seamstress 22 years at Montgomery Ward, retiring in 1967. She was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Sander of Breese, Ill.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, two grandsons and three brothers.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at Charleston, Mo.