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Rosemary Wills

d. December 18, 2016

Rosemary Wills, age 89, of Columbus, passed away December 18, 2016 at Friendship Village of Columbus surrounded by her family. Longtime member of Livingston United Methodist Church where she was instrumental in the development of their food pantry which is still going strong today. She was a swimming instructor and synchronize swimmer. Rosemary loved gardening at their home in German Village.

Preceded in death by first husband, Rodney Tobias; parents, Ira and Mary Maude Wolfe; daughter-in-law, Susan Tobias; brothers, Harry, Ira, and Bill Wolfe; sister, Edna Klingensmith. Survived by husband of 45 years, Don Wills; children, Bobbi (Tom) Cobb, Keith Tobias, Dawn (Tony) Tarantelli, Robin (Ted) Kimble, and Becky (Frank) Hayhurst; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Gene Wolfe; many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., where service will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Jim Donnan officiating. Interment to follow at Harrison Township Cemetery in South Bloomfield. To honor Rosemary's love of bright colors and her passage to Heaven, the family is requesting the wearing of bright colors. Those who wish may direct contributions to OhioHealth Hospice. To sign and view Rosemary's online guest book please visit

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