Maria M. Willis

BELOIT– Maria M. Willis, 82, of Beloit passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born in Katsch, Yugoslavia on July 26, 1937, the daughter of the late Franz Mutsch and Eva (Meszaros) Mutsch. She worked as a seamstress at Cherry Hill Furniture and Stearns and Foster. Maria enjoyed sewing, attending flea markets and was known for her cooking and her flower garden at her home.

Survivors include a son, William “Bill” (Nancy) Willis of Alliance; daughter, Erika Leeds of Beloit; grandchildren, Steven Meiring, Gloria Meiring, Matthew Willis, Lindsay Smeltzer and Elizabeth Willis; great-grandchildren, Brittany Taylor, Amber Wauffull, Sam Willis, Anthony Jordan, Landyn Powell, Zachary Powell, Nevaeh Santee; and a great-great-grandson, Maverick Wauffull. She is also survived by two sisters Kathie Muller and Lissy Winzenried.

Besides her parents Maria was preceded in death by her husband, William Willis who passed away on Dec. 28, 2016; three brothers, Franz, Josef and Hans Mutsch; and three sisters, Edi, Appolonia and Lenka Mutsch.

A private family service will be held with Pastor Mark Reich officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home in Sebring, 330-938-2526.


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