Diane Willis

Obituary of Diane Louise Willis

Diane Louise Willis, 69, of Whittier, passed away on November 3, 2021. She was born on June 4, 1952 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to the late Warren Franklin Strauss and Marie Ellen Schneck. She worked as a cook at the Fryemont Inn as a cook. She also worked at Just Born Confections, where she put the eyes on Peeps. She was an avid animal lover and especially loved cats. She had numerous cats during her lifetime and at the time of her passing she had two Chinese crested dogs, one of which was hairless and had its own wardrobe. She loved her Pennsylvania Dutch roots and was fond of reading books about the Amish. She enjoyed cooking and baking and always made more than enough for everyone. She is survived by her husband, Nelson Willis; one daughter, Christine McMahan (Dale McMahan); two sons, John Roberts, and Jody Kirkland; four grandchildren, Katlin McMahan, Kody Kirkland, Randy McMahan, and Amanda McMahan; one sister Elizabeth Yochum; one brother, Theodore Strauss and nieces and nephews Jayleen Yochum Solt, Alyssa Yochum Fisher, Joshua Yochum, Tracy Strauss Roybal, and Tammie Strauss Keich. Family and friends will gather at the Chapel of Crisp Funeral Home from 4:30pm until 6:30pm on Saturday, November 13, 2021 to Celebrate Her Life.
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Saturday
13
November

Celebration of Life

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Chapel of Crisp Funeral Home
669 Highway 19 South
Bryson City, North Carolina, United States
828-488-3222
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