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Obituary: Barbara Ruth Willis-Keagy

Barbara Ruth Willis-Keagy died on Jan. 1, 2013. She had been a long-time resident of Carson City, Nev. until she moved to McMinnville, Oregon four years ago to be closer to her son and his family. Born Barbara Ruth Chapman on Sep. 24, 1919 in Oakland, Calif., she was the daughter of Lionel Brooks and Margaret Augusta (Hanell) Chapman. She was 93 years old. Barbara married J. Vern Willis, Jr. on June 21, 1942, and had two sons, J. Vern Willis III of McMinnville and Dr. Frederick Hanell Willis. After J. died, she married Donald Keagy in 1998.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jan 7, 2013 06:21PM Published Jan 7, 2013 06:20PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.