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Mary Jane Willard

January 17, 1956 — July 31, 2021

Mary (Jane) Willard, 65 of Sycamore, PA died peacefully in her home on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

She was born January 17, 1956, in Shirley, Indiana to Hilda (Brown) (Dillie) Vanistendael of Fort Myers, FL and the late Donald Dillie.

Jane was a Greene County resident for the past 36 years after moving from Washington County, PA.

She began dating her husband, Lawrence Wayne Willard in 1970 and married on March 2, 1973 and remained happily married for 48 years.

Jane worked at Gabe's for five years before leaving to be a full-time home maker. She came from a very large family and enjoyed her time at home gardening, listening to music, and riding motorcycles.

Surviving in addition to her mother and her husband are two sons, Wayne (Angel) Willard, and Joseph Eli Willard both of Waynesburg, PA; six sisters: Deborah (Debbie) Brooks of Washington, PA, Delores (Kurt) Hickman of Providence Forge, VA, Gloria Renee (Michael) Fuller of Pittsburgh, PA, Yvonne McClure of Charlotte, NC, Charlene Vanistendael of Pittsburgh, PA and, Beth Ann (Calvin) Heasley of Canonsburg, PA; three brothers: Kevin (Myong Cha) Dillie of Somerset, KY, Paul Dillie of Indiana, PA and, Mark (Carrie) Vanistendael of Venetia, PA; six grandchildren: Tyler King of Waynesburg, PA, Allen Willard of Washington, PA;, Rory, Nickolas, Noah and Andrew Willard all of Waynesburg, PA.

Proceeding in death are her two fathers: Donald Dillie and David Vanistendael. Her Son, James Andrew Willard, and two brothers: Raymond and Christopher Vanistendael.

Friends will be received on Thursday, August 5, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC., 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy, Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held immediately following the viewing at the funeral home at 8pm with Pastor Jim Jarvis officiating.

In lieu of flowers Jane’s family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home to cover funeral expenses.

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Visitation

Thursday, August 5, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Visitation

Thursday, August 5, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Service

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Starts at 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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