Mrs. Elizabeth C. Willoughby, 90, of Fountain City, passed away Wednesday, March 6, at Reid Hospital in Richmond.
She was born July 14, 1922 in Powell County, Kentucky to Charlie H. and Nanny M. Neal Benningfield. She was united in marriage to Harold E. Willoughby on October 22, 1941. They raised 3 daughters and shared 62 years of marriage before his death on April 18, 2004.
Mrs. Willoughby had lived in Fountain City since 1964. She formerly worked at the Richmond Glove Factory, Hills Roses and Mercury Records before her retirement. She was the family organizer, taking pride in hosting frequent family dinners at home and spending lots of quality time with her family.
Mrs. Willoughby will be missed by her daughters, Sue Deitemeyer and Phyllis Stella, both of Fountain City; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Ima Jean Meadows, of Green Cove Springs, Florida and Janet Sue Compton, of Mount Sterling, Kentucky; and several nieces & nephews. She will also be missed by her special friends, Helen Pippin, Marge Roberts and the caring staff at Rosebud Village.
Mrs. Willoughby was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Margia Hyre Anderson; son-in-law, Jack Deitemeyer, 2 sisters and 7 brothers.
Rev. Tom Govin will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 11, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, at the funeral home.