Lila L. Buss

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/2/2017 14:00:00

308 Myrtle Ave. Willard OH 44890 5/3/2017 11:00:00

Lila L. Buss, age 85, of Willard, Ohio passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Willard Mercy Hospital. She was born May 15, 1931 in Fitchville, Ohio to the late A. B. and Thelma M. (Robinson) Blankenship. Lila was a 1949 graduate of Willard High School, a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard and had been employed at the Brunswick Grill, Fork & Fingers and the Norwalk Elks. She was a member of the Willard American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary, enjoyed monthly lunches with high school friends, enjoyed recipes, cooking, reading, spending time with her grandchildren and the Cleveland Indians.
Lila is survived by her daughter Kim (David) Bailey of New London; 2 sons, Donnie (Carol) Buss of Willard; and Steve (Debra) Buss of Willard; 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Larry (Barb) Blankenship of Willard and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald S. “Dutch” Buss in 2009.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, and from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Wednesday at the Trinity Lutheran Church. The funeral service will be on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, with Rev. Janet Wittenmyer officiating. Burial will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Willard Athletic Boosters or to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Mark Buss - May 29, 2017

Kim, Donnie, and Steve. I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May all the wonderful times you shared with each other help you in this time of sorrow. Lots of good times, especially during the Buss reunions. It’s always nice to see family when I return to Willard. She will be missed. She is back with your dad.

Jeri (Mullen) Laser - May 4, 2017

Kim, Donnie and Steve and families, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a great lady, great friend to mom and dad and a good neighbor for many years. She is with your dad now laughing and carrying on. Until you meet again. Prayers to all of you

Rosemary Buss Oblinger - May 3, 2017

Donnie, Kim and Steve I’m so sorry about your Mom. I’m so glad I got to see her when I came home for Aunt June’s funeral. My prayers are with you and with Aunt Lila.

Jim & Jackie Ratliff - May 2, 2017

Larry, sorry for the loss of your sister. Keeping you & your family in our prayers.

Bob Carpenter - May 2, 2017

My condolences, goes to the family.

Marsha Ganni - May 2, 2017

Don, Carol and family, Sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Marsha Ganni

Marsha Ganni - May 2, 2017

Don, Carol and family, Sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Marsha Ganni

Greg McDowell - May 1, 2017

Donnie, Kim, Steve and Larry,
My condolences for your loss. As I was growing up, I often played at the houses on Pearl St and Myrtle Ave. Lila was always kind to me and all the other kids. She was the matriarch 5 of a wonderful family and she will greatly missed.

Julie Craven-Bashore - May 1, 2017

My prayers for comfort and peace are with your families today and in the days to come. Lila always had a smile on her face and was full of life and laughter. She will be missed by all whose life she touched.

Jim & Jackie Ratliff - May 1, 2017

Donnie, sorry to hear about your mother. Prayers to you & your family.

Rick Reed - Apr 30, 2017

Donnie, sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers!