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Born Aug. 24, 1925, at Highlonesome Jessie Luetta (Morrison) Harvill Willis, 80, Ozark, Mo., departed this life on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Cox Medical Center South, in Springfield. She was born Aug. 24, 1925, at Highlonesome, the daughter of William “Bill” and Matle (Nelson) Morrison.
In November 1937, Luetta was baptized and became a lifelong member of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. On Feb. 2, 1946, she was united in marriage to Bernace Eugene “Gene” Harvill. To this union seven children were born.
She is survived by one son, Denny Harvill, of Forsyth; three daughters, Mary June Loftin, and husband, Marvin, of Ava; Phyllis Bloomer of Ava; Betty Jo “B.J.” Harvill of Ozark; two sisters, Ortha Lawrence of Ava, and Huba Rozell, of Chadwick; one brother, Dillon Morrison, and wife, Carol, of Springfield; two sisters-in-law, Doris Morrison, of Ava, and Sybil Harvill, of Oldfield; eight very special grandchildren, and 10 wonderful great-grandchildren; a special family friend, Becky Hamm, as well as a host of other relatives and good friends.
Luetta was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, on Aug. 29, 1986, and her husband, Earl Willis, on Oct. 4, 2002; her son, Glen Allen, one infant son, one infant daughter, her parents, and two brothers, Max and Paul.
Luetta raised her family and enjoyed life to the fullest on her farm in Douglas County for many years. She retired from 24 years of service at Fasco Industries of Ozark in 1990.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Carl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Highlonesome Cemetery.