|Steven Nobel Willard|
|Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home|
STEVEN NOBEL WILLARD died January 15, 2013 at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS at the age of 63. Steve was born December 26th, 1949 in Concordia KS to Keith & Glenda Willard.
He spent his early childhood on the farm at Willards Curve. He then moved to Salina KS, and graduated from Assaria High School.
In 1975 he married Penny McNeil and moved to Miltonvale, KS.
He worked at Willard Upholstery and He ran the Quality Oil gas station at the Junction of Hwy 24 and Hwy 81 for many years. After his gas station closed, he opened up the Road Worthy Cars car lot in Concordia KS and in later years moved to Salina KS to run a second location with his son, Ambrose. His last job was working as a Postal Carrier for the Minneapolis Post Office. Throughout his different careers he always found time to raise cattle and spend time with his family.
For the past two years, he had been suffering from severe health problems, but with his belief in Jesus being so strong it has given his family peace knowing that we will see him again in heaven. He was never ashamed to tell anyone about Jesus.
He is survived by:
Wife: Penny Willard
Brother: Bruce Willard
Sister: Melodie Willard
Two sons: Don Willard
One daughter: Kassie Mulligan (Thomas)of Clay Center
Grand-daughter: Leslie Mulligan
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the F.C. Hill Memorial Wesleyan Church in Miltonvale, Kansas.
Officiating the service will be Pastor Mark Surbrook.
Burial will be at the Miltonvale Cemetery, Miltonvale, Kansas.
Visitation will be held on 5-7 PM Friday at Phelps Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.