Elaine Elaine Willis
Elaine Elaine Willis
  • January 31, 1928 - February 26, 2017
  • Palm Bay, Florida

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Elaine Willis of Palm Bay, age 89, entered into Heaven on Feb. 26, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born on Jan. 31, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio, Elaine married Henry M. Willis of Bradenton, FL in 1947, and the couple settled on Florida's West coast, then moved to Brevard County in 1965.

Elaine worked and raised her family on Merritt Island, then retired in 1986 from the Classroom Teachers Association after 20 years of service. During retirement, Elaine was a Hospice and Meals on Wheels volunteer, and enjoyed travel and outdoor activities with her family. She was especially proud to become a grandmother in 1997, and enjoyed many happy days with her granddaughter. Elaine is predeceased by her husband Henry and sister Jean Strong. Elaine leaves two daughters, Cindy Ingraham Hoenig (Guy), and Jana D. Rochette; Granddaughter Michelle E. Rochette; Sister Ruth DePaola; Brother James B. West (Carol).

Friends and Family will be received from 1 -2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home on Merritt Island with a Service at 2:00 pm. Burial at Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a "No Kill" animal shelter of your choice.