Willa Wilt, age 85, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 18, 2020. She was born
and raised in Webster County, WV. She graduated from Cowan High School in 1954 and
several years later moved to Columbus, Ohio with her husband, Dee. Willa worked for a bank
before joining the Joseph Skilken Company, where she worked for many years prior to retiring
as vice president of the company. Willa spent many happy years in McConnelsville on a small
farm and enjoyed her golf leagues and garden club. Willa also enjoyed their Florida residences
where she enjoyed golfing and boating. Dee and Willa were together for 57+ years before his
death and they had one daughter together.
Willa is preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey (Dee) Wilt; Stepdaughter Patty (Hubert)
Mollohan. Willa is survived by her daughter Pamela (Ted) Thompson; grandchildren Teddy and
Ellie; stepchildren Vicky (Jeff) Williams, Dennis (Laurie) Wilt; sister Sarah Begonia. Willa was
an extremely proud mother and grandmother and she will be deeply missed. There will be a
graveside service on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Handschumacher Cemetery in Cowan, WV at 1:00 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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