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Willa Dean Whitesel

September 18, 1923 — October 20, 2021

Willa Dean "Billie" Whitesel, 98, of Union City, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Greenville.

She was born on September 18, 1923, to the late Albert and Myrtle Williamson.

In addition to her parents, Billie was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Ralph "Cy" Whitesel, in 2014, whom she married on December 31, 1941; her sons, John Mark Whitesel and James Scott Whitesel; and 1 brother and 5 sisters.

Billie was a nurse for Randolph County Hospital and was a farm wife for many years. Her faith was very important to her.

She is survived by her daughters, Melissa Brandon of Arcanum, Ohio, Linda (Lee) Bridges of Union City, Ohio; her 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Billie's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Dave Napier officiating.

Guests may visit with her family on Monday, October 25, 2021, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Brookdale Hospice Care of Dayton, 2621 Dryden Road, Suite 204, Moraine, Ohio 45439.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Willa Dean Whitesel, please visit our flower store.

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Public Viewing

Monday, October 25, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tribute Funeral Homes - Greenville Campus

1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331

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Public Viewing

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Tribute Funeral Homes - Greenville Campus

1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tribute Funeral Homes - Greenville Campus

1000 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331

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