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Marcia Lee Willison, age 83, of Lakeview, passed away Thursday evening, June 27, 2019 at her home after a brief illness.  The daughter of Laurel & Marjorie (Cusick) Keyt, she was born on March 24, 1936 in Lakeview.         

On October 16, 1954, in Lakeview, she married Junior H. "Jay" Willison and together they raised two sons, had attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Howard City, enjoyed square dancing, and were married for 62 years until Jay passed away on June 3, 2016.  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Constance Fathera.  

Marcia had worked for many years as a medical transcriptionist at the former Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview and at Leesburg Family Medicine in Florida after she and Jay moved there in semi-retirement.  In the early 2000's they returned home to Lakeview and she kept busy by working part-time at J.C. Penney in Greenville, caring for her animals  —  which included countless cats and dogs as well as outdoor wildlife, staying in touch with family and friends on Facebook and Instagram, in addition to  knitting and crocheting.

Surviving are her sons, David Willison of Goodland, Kansas, and Stephen & Joanna Willison of Lakeview;  a daughter-in-law, Carol Willison of Greenville;  grandson, Ryan & Myra Willison of Louisville, Kentucky;  granddaughter, Heather & Al LaLonde of Flagler Beach, Florida;  three great grandchildren, Cheyenne Willison, Carson Willison, and Greyson Peugh;  a sister, Patti & Blaine Blackburn of Alaska, Michigan;  and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank everyone for your words of comfort. We look forward to the time when "those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up." Daniel 12:2

Honoring her wishes, no services will be held.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Marcia's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville. 


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  1. Mary A. Stephens on July 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Our sincere sympathy to all of Maricia’s beautiful family. I went to school with Marcia and we have stayed friends for many years, on facebook and at the class reunions. We both loved animals and Marcia always sent me pictures when she got a new one, she had a big heart. She was a beautiful lady and I know you will miss her and I already do too. Prayers.

  2. Leslie Anne Basney-Wood on July 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Dave and Steve, IGÇÖm so sorry for your loss. ItGÇÖs hard to lose your Mom. Your Mom and I crossed paths a couple of times over the last several months. We had some great conversations and shared some crochet patterns. Those are great memories for me.

  3. Jacki Scholtens on July 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My most sincere condolences to your family with the loss of your mom, Marcia.-á I had the honor of getting to know her in the past few months.-á I so enjoyed our conversations, her pets, her collections and beautifully crocheted creations.-á I will always remember her fondly.

  4. Helen Wilkinson Taylor on July 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Marcia was the most beautiful young lady who ever attended LHS. She was ahead of me in school, we grew apart after leaving HS, but reconnected on FB, for which I’m grateful. Marcia was a great lady,-á always caring and soft-spoken. She gave me some wise advice that I will keep close to my heart and will never forget Marcia. My sincere sympathy to you, her sons and sister. R.I.P. in God’s loving presence forever, Marcia Keyt Willison. G¥ñn+Å

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