Kendall Willis

Monday, August 16, 2004

ANNA, Ill. -- Kendall L. Willis, 96, of Lake Egypt, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Heartland Regional Medical Center at Marion.

He was born Feb. 29, 1908, at Miller City, Ill., daughter of Irvin and Stella Kendall Willis. He and Mary Ann Abercrombie were married May 25, 1933.

Willis worked at the Cairo Alexander County Bank until the Great Depression bank closings. Later, he was employed as an accountant in charge of tools, materials and records for the 22 Southern Illinois counties with headquarters in Harrisburg, Ill. He was a clerk then a postmaster at the Anna post office until his retirement in 1973. He was the Sunday school superintendent of First Baptist Church in Anna and served a term as moderator of the Clear Creek Baptist Association. He was also an electrician and furniture restorer.

Survivors include his wife; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by a daughter and two grandsons.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home at Anna.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Verlee Eaker and Tim Sadler officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery.