Willa Rose Dennis


Willa Rose (Lauterbach) Dennis, age 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.
Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, with family present, 2-7 p.m., at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, Northside Church of Christ, Wichita.
Willa Rose was born on Friday, June 16, 1933, in rural Peck. She was the oldest of five children born to Floyd Alvin Lauterbach and Golda Mary Ellen Brundege Lauterbach. Willa Rose graduated from Belle Plaine in 1950. She was united in marriage to Russie Wallace Dennis on June 29, 1950, in El Dorado. He preceded her in death on June 4.
Willa Rose was a member of the Elpyco Church of Christ from 1955 to 1981, then a member of the Northside Church of Christ in Wichita from 1981 to present. She loved needlework, bicycling, reading and geneaology.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russie W. Dennis; parents, Floyd and Golda (Brundege) Lauterbach; and infant sister. Survivors include her children, Teresa Ratcliff of Wichita, Russie Dean Dennis of Marble Falls, Texas, and Donna Rimmer of Trenton, Tenn.; sisters, LaDora Sprout-Bishop of Wichita, Gypsy Winkle-Faulkner of Wichita, and Alsadia Nelson of Meriden, Kan.; grandchildren, Stephanie Stephens, Joshua Dennis, Tara Lann and Jennifer Forrest; and great-grandchildren, James Stephens, Andrea Lann, Claire Stephens, Jerry Turner, Lee Lann, Jeffery Lann and Braxton Forrest.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northside Church of Christ, 4545 N. Meridian, Wichita, KS, 67204.
Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater, is in charge of arrangements. Leave online condolences at www.wsmortuary.com.