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Willa Dean (Hammond) Tidwell

April 16, 1949 ~ March 2, 2021 (age 71)

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Willa Dean (Hammond) Tidwell of Eaton Rapids,

Passed away March 2, 2021 at the age of 71. Willa was born in Concord, MI on April 16, 1949, the daughter of Willard Hammond and Mary (Music) Perkins. She worked for the State of Michigan for 20 years before retiring in 2017. Willa enjoyed gardening and having coffee on the back deck. She loved her dogs, especially her golden retriever, Buddy.

Willa is survived by her son, Jamie (Shannon Milliman) Tidwell; daughter, Robin Tidwell; grandson, James Tidwell; siblings, Doxie (Jim) Drinkwater, William (Peggy) Hammond, Geneva Tyrnow and Kris (Johnny) Walker; several nieces, nephews and cousins; sister-in-law, Kathy Hammond. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jimmie Dee Tidwell and brother, Jerry Hammond.

A visitation will be held 4-7 pm Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel, 518 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids. Private burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery. Those desiring can make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1775 Abbey Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823. Please visit our website to place online condolences or to sign the guest register,

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March 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel
518 S. Main St.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

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