Peggy Lou (Wallace) Wills

Peggy Lou (Wallace) Wills, 87, of Willard, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at her granddaughter’s home in Webb City.
She was born Aug. 20, 1932, in Bonner Springs, Kan. to Clarence George “C.G” and Sadie Pearl (Kittie) Wallace. She married Ray Lee Stamate in June 1959 and to this union two sons were born, James Ray Stamate and Steven Lee Stamate. She and Ray Lee later divorced and in December of 1960, she married Henry “Earl “A.E”  Wills Jr., with whom she shared the next 56 years.
Wills worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years, the last 13 years of which she worked at the U.S. Post Office in Willard, serving as postmaster in the years before retiring in 1992. She was a longtime member of the Willard Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed reading, knitting and quilting with the ladies of Dorcas.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; siblings, Elsie Jennings, Eva Everett, Dale Wallace, Lorene Rushing and Glenn Wallace; son, James Ray Stamate; and her husband “H.E” Will, Jr.
She is survived by: son, Steven Stamate of Ash Grove and fiance Susan Lawyer; three grandchildren, Amanda (Stamate) Lambeth, Amber (Stamate) Carbajal and husband, Fernando and Samuel Stamate, all of Webb City; six great-grandchildren, two great-nephews, Christian Shearer and Joseph Shearer; and a host of wonderful friends.
Services were held July 11, 2020 in the Willard Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Becker officiating. Burial followed in the Sinking Creek Cemetery in Everton under the direction of Birch Funeral Home in Ash Grove.


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