Oretha Willis 83, of Buttonsberry, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Ridgewood Terrace Health-Rehabilitation in Madisonville. Vernie Oretha Dame was born January 28, 1939 Calhoun, Kentucky to the late Vernie C. and Elmer Eliza Hill Dame and was married to Robert Lee Willis, Jr. on September 5, 1953. She was a homemaker and attended Gospel of the Kingdom Church in Owensboro, Buttonsberry Baptist, and Calhoun Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing piano, singing, being on the go, but mainly enjoyed worshiping the Lord. In addition to her parents, Oretha was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Robert Lee Willis, Jr., who died October 12, 2009; four brothers, Orville Dame, Arthur Dame, Lester Dame, Donald Dame.
Survivors include two sons, Rick Willis (Shirley) of Madisonville, Gary Willis (Melinda) of Masonville; four grandchildren, Amanda Bone, Derrick Willis, Gary Lynn Willis, II, Kara Michelle Sorrells; three great grandchildren, Kyndal Isaiah Bone, Kalie Ashlyn Willis, Erick Willis; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel with the Rev. Nathan Bone officiating. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery in McLean County. Friends may visit with Oretha’s family from 11:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Saturday at Musters in Calhoun.
Oretha’s services will be streamed live on www.musterfuneralhomes.com at 200 P.M. Saturday.
The Oretha Willis family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Calhoun Cemetery Fund: C/O John Howard; 400 Guy Settle Loop; Calhoun, KY 42327
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