Bessie Jane Willard, 71, Niles, Mich., died at 8:08 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2023, at home.
She was born Jan. 25, 1952. Her husband of 50 years, Calvin Eugene Willard, preceded her in death in 2021.
She is survived by her son, Brad Willard, Elkhart; two grandchildren; five sisters, Shirley Darlene, Connie, Dorothy, Tammy and Sherry; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Legacy Cremation & Remembrance Center, Ligonier, is handling arrangements.