Hildegarde Sophie Will, age 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Essex House in Grain Valley. Her sister, Elfriede Luise Gwillim, preceded her in passing by only one day. They were both originally from Marburg, Germany.
Hildegard, along with her husband, Friedhelm Will, and her son, Franz Jorg Will, immigrated to the United States in 1959. They made their life long home in the Kansas City area, along with her two sisters and their families.
She is survived by her son, Franz Jorg Will, daughter-in-law, Maria Will, daughter, Dorothy Will, and son-in-law, John Nemec; grandchildren, Natalie Ricke (Andrew J. Ricke), Andrew Will, Hunter Nemec and Sophie Nemec; nieces, Christa Furr, Rev. Heidi McGinness, Ann Brandenburg and Anke Guenther.
Their memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Bross & Spidle Chapel, 217 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs. Private burial.
Our Sincere Condolences
On behalf of everyone at the Essex, our hearts go out to the family of this lovely lady, we will miss her greatly.