Obituary: Wills

Elinor Patricia Wills (1931 – 2014)

BENNINGTON, VT—Elinor Patricia Wills, 82, a resident of Crescent Manor Health Care Center in Bennington, VT, formerly of San Antonio, TX, died Saturday, February 22, 2014.

Born September 9, 1931 in Niverville, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Marion (Dayter) Stegmann.

Ms. Wills was a self-employed beautician and worked at Barnwell Health Facilities for a time. She was a sales associate for Macy’s in Colonie Center for 10 years and retired from there. She enjoyed baking, sewing, playing cards and crafts. She was also was an avid bowler and a former member of the Rebecca Lodge.

She is survived by: one daughter, Pamela A. Ventriglia of Valatie; two sons, Robert Jon Wills (Vicki) of Valatie and Thomas Allen Wills (Mike Peter) of Salem; three sisters, Marion Endryck of Valatie, Sandra Alverson of Copperas Cove, TX, and Ardith Harder of San Antonio, TX; two granddaughters, Orion Dwelley and Cara Ventriglia; two great-granddaughters, Avery and Julia Dwelley; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, David Stegmann.

A memorial service will be held 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 26 at North Chatham United Methodist Church with the Reverend Darienne Gagne officiating. Calling hours will be Wednesday, February 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany 12205 or the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville 12211.


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