FARRELL, Pennsylvania, (MyValleyTributes) – April Lynn Wills, 62, of Farrell, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Sharon Regional Health System.
April Lynne Wills, was born on May 10, 1961 in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania.
She grew up on her grandparent’s farm, spending her adolescent summers baling hay and working very hard. That hard work would help shape the character she would need in the years to come.
As a young mother, she endured the tragic loss of two young children, Danny and Jackie.
The people fortunate enough to know April knew she was one of the strongest, bravest and most fierce people they would ever meet. Everyone that knew April at times wished they were a little bit more like her.
She worked at Sudexo in Westminster College as a cook for the past 15 years.
She was known for her summer kickoff parties and for graciously hosting numerous birthday parties and celebrations for friends and loved ones. She enjoyed summer time concerts at River Rock at the Amp, hanging at the Quarry with her soulmate, Jimmy, spending time with her dogs, friends and loved ones.
She is survived by her sister, Brenda Klingensmith; her brothers, Donnie Wills, Frank Baker and Fred Parker; her daughter, Brandi Wills; a son, James Wills and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Danny; daughter, Jackie; her mother, Judith Parker; a brother, Keith and nieces, Adrienne and Jessica.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 15, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Hermitage, where a memorial service will follow at 6:00 p.m.
Messages of sympathy, stories and photos can be shared on April’s memorial page at flynnfuneralhome.com.
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