Willena Belle Rawdon, 92, of Akron, went Home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 6, 2021. She was born in Waynesburg, Kentucky on January 20, 1929 to the late Clifton and Elgie Anne Stonesifer. Willena graduated from Waynesburg High School where she earned a typing award. Her typing skills served her well in the numerous office jobs she held in Akron before settling down to raise her family. Willena was a longtime member of Highview Avenue Baptist Church and more recently attended Millheim Baptist Church. Over the years, she enjoyed serving in the nursery, teaching VBS, and singing in the choir. Willena loved spending time with family, traveling, and watching the birds in her yard. Some of her fondest memories were traveling across the country in an RV with her husband, John.
In addition to her parents, Willena was preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter, Lynn Koerber; and sister, Vernelle. She will be dearly missed by her children, Jon (Sylvia), Becky (Don) Kiser, Jill (Jon) Strong, David (Denise), and Gregg (Pat); 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes, Waneta, and Shirley; sisters-in-law, Betty, Grace, Patty, Linda, and Barbara; brother-in-law, Fred; numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to especially thank Willena's sister Agnes for all her faithful, loving care over the past two years.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 2-3 followed by a 3:00 p.m. funeral service at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron, Pastor Scott Rockich officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Those unable to attend the service in person may view it at https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=163106218113533