Willa Mae White

Willa Mae White, age 93 of Olivet, passed away peacefully into the presence of her Savior on Saturday, December 17, 2022. She was born July 27, 1929, in Battle Creek. Willa was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her family and enjoyed spending many special times together. She also had a love for animals and counted her many dogs as if they too were members of the family. Willa enjoyed staying connected with her many special friends and family members on the phone. She was also quite fond of her animal programs on the TV and listening to Big Band music. Willa always looked forward to her weekly trips to Mary’s Hair Care in Olivet to get her hair done but more importantly find out all the latest scoop around town. In her younger years she served as a volunteer at Lila Hospital in Battle Creek.
Willa is survived by her son, Donald (Nikki Ayers) White of Olivet; cousin, Anna Harris of Battle Creek; second cousin, Jim Harris of Battle Creek; and grandsons: Curtis and Logan Ayers.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Donald in 2012.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 1 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bosworth Cemetery.
Those desiring may make contributions in Willa’s memory to the Eaton County Humane Society, 129 N. Main St., Olivet, MI 49076.
To view Willa’s obituary online or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.burkhead-green-kilgo.com