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Willis C. Posey

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Willis C. Posey

FREMONT: Willis C. Posey, 92, beloved husband of Ardella (nee Auxter) passed away Saturday, February 12, 2011 due to advanced age.

He was born August 11, 1918 to the late John Jay and Rachel (nee Gavitt) Posey.

Willis was a 1936 graduate of Lakota High School and served honorably in the US Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He retired from the US Postal Service after thirty plus years of service and helped his parents work their farm thoughout his life. Willis was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Fremont and the Fremont American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Ardella; daughter, Rebecca A. (Del) Gladrow, Mentor, son, Bruce Charles Posey (Annegreth Nill), Columbus; granddaughter, Gwynne E. Posey (Vanessa Reed), grandson, Alexander C. Posey (Ashleigh Gerlach); and former daughter-in-law, Marilyn Schwarzkopf, Columbus; as well as many dear friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8:00 p.m. at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 S. Main St., Clyde, Ohio. The funeral will be on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Fremont with Rev. Paul Gruetter officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with military honors provivded by the Fremont American Legion and VFW.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Western Reserve.

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Published in the The News-Messenger from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2011
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