DONNA FAYE HAYES WILLIS, 76, of Ironton, Ohio, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 4, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her family. The Cattlettsburg, Kentucky, native was born May 4, 1944, the daughter of the late George B. Hayes and Faye Daniels Hayes. She is survived by her husband, David Frederick Willis, whom she married March 23, 1963. Mrs. Willis was a graduate of Boyd County High School and was a homemaker. She loved to play the piano and especially loved playing with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Ironton, Ohio. In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons, Rodney Willis of Paris, Texas, and Greg (Kristy) Willis of Ironton; grandchildren, Addi Wilson, Austin Willis and Bryce Willis, all of Ironton; brothers, George (Robin) Hayes of Greenup, Kentucky, and Charles (Gail) Hayes of Mooresville, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Bobbie (Fred) Wells of Ironton; uncle, Ray Daniels of Boyd County, Kentucky; niece, Erica (Michael) Berry; nephew, Christopher Hayes; stepgrandchildren, Cory (Emily) Bamer of Willow Wood, Ohio, and Courtney (Tyler) Woods of Ironton; and stepgreat-grandchild, Peyton Woods of Ironton. The family would like to especially thank Donna's caregivers Amy Willis and Brittany McClain for all of their help and support during this difficult time. Also, a special thank you to Community Hospice Care staff Cindy, Lisa, Blake, Georgia, J.D., Stacey, Theresa and Becky for coming into our home and giving such great care to our beloved Donna. Funeral service will be at noon Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South 7th Street, Ironton, with Pastor Kenneth Gowin officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. To offer the family condolences, please visit

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