THE SHELBYVILLE REPUBLICAN
Mrs. Joan (Compton) Willett, age 87, died
suddenly at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Miss Adah Willett, of 132 West Washington street.
Her death, which came as a distinct shock to a large circle of friends, was due to a heart ailment.
Mrs. Willett would have been eighty-eight years of age next Monday.
Friday December 15, 1939
HEART AILMENT PROVES FATAL
Mrs. Joan Willett, Age 87
Born in Shelby county, Mrs. Willett spent the early
years of her life here, but had lived in Michigan for more than thirty years. Her home was a Grosse Ile,
Michigan. She was the daughter of David and Sarah (Snepp) Compton. Mrs. Willett is survived
by two daughters, Miss Adah Willett, of this city, and Mrs. S. C. Trafer, of Grosse Ile, Michigan; a son,
David Meredith Willett, of Dearborn, Michigan; three grandchildren and two brothers, W. E. Compton,
of California, and Frank Compton, of Tipton. She was a member of the St. George Luthern church in
Jackson township. Private funeral services will be held at Miss Willett's home, 132 West Washington street,
at 2:00 p.m. Saturday with Dr. C. A. Bowler officiating, and burial will be made at the St. George cemetery.
Omission of flowers is requested by the family.
Submitted by Barb Huff