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Tawania M. "Tonya" Willis

Tawania M. "Tonya" Willis (nee Salyers), 45, of North Ridgeville, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Southwest General Hospital, Middleburg Heights, following a short illness. She was born in Cleveland and had been a lifelong resident of North Ridgeville.

Tonya enjoyed riding motor cycles and was active with the Booze Fighters Motorcycle Club. She loved spending time with her friends and family.

Survivors include her fiancé, Bob Mortimer of North Ridgeville; daughters, Patricia Salyers, Claudia Willis and Haley Mortimer, all at home; son, Joshua Willis, at home; grandsons, Dante Vasi, Markus Salyers; mother and step-father, Patricia Salyers-Sokol and Thomas Sokol of North Ridgeville; sister, Candice (Len) Maphet of Cedar Park, Texas; brother, Richard Salyers of Litchfield; and one niece and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Doyle Salyers.

Friends may call Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 4 P.M., until the time of services at 7 P.M., at the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Reverend Fritz Below, Pastor of Calvary Ridge Church of the Nazarene, will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tonya Willis Memorial Fund in care of any First Merit Bank branch.

For more information or to send and online condolence, please visit www.davidbognerfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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