VeteranWillis Mayall

Willis MayallWillis Dean Mayall, 94, of Washington, Mo., formerly of Ipava, died March 26, 2018.

He was born July 20, 1923, in rural Summum, a son of Lawrence and Olive Danner Mayall. He married Margaret E. Burgard Mayall on May 27, 1947, in Mason City. She preceded him in death on June 16, 2007.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Verlyn Mayall and Claud “Jack” Mayall; and three grandchildren, Melissa Malott, Natasha Jacqueline Kukla and John Ross Kukla.

Surviving are four children, Brianna (and Gaylon) Malott of Marquette Heights, Jeanette “Susie” (and Robert) Bucher of Astoria, Kevin Dean (and Bernadette) Mayall of Washington, Mo., and Candice “Jill” (and John) Kukla of Gerald, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 29 great- and great-great-grandchildren.

He was raised on the farm, graduated from Ipava High School, served in the Army and was a World War II veteran. He also served in India/Burma.

He was an Operating Engineer for the United States Army. Upon returning home to start a family they opened Western Auto Appliance. He and Margaret also opened the Milk Shed Café in Ipava and he became a car salesman for the family business at Burgard Chevrolet.

He was a member of the Order of the Masonic Lodge #213 Ipava, Ipava American Legion Post #17, VFW Post #5001 Lewistown, Mohammed Shriners Peoria, Scottish Rite and served on the Ipava Volunteer Fire Department.

There was a Celebration of Life held March 30 at First Christian Church in Washington, Mo.

A funeral service, along with Masonic Rites, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with a visitation at 10 a.m. Military Rites and burial will be in the Ipava Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Ipava American Legion #17 or the Peoria Mohammed Shriners Crippled Children in memory of Willis Mayall.

Condolences may be sent to shawgomemorialhome.org.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/4/2018



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