Enis A. Willhite

ROYALSTON — Enis A. Willhite, 94, a longtime resident of Royalston, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Willhite; brothers Meryl, Victor and James; and his sisters, Juanita and Pearl.

He leaves his sisters, Cherry (Willhite) Conant and Joy (Willhite) Parker, both of Missouri; children, Diane Conner and her husband Mike of Templeton, Karen McWhirk and her husband Paul of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Daniel Willhite and his wife AnneMarie of Hudson; five grandchildren, Tim Bachelder, Todd Bachelder, Doug Gale, Suzanne Gale, and Elizabeth Conner; several great-grandchildren and many close and caring friends.

He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, son of the late Noah and Jenny (Oakley) Willhite, and lived in Medway before moving to Royalston 56 years ago. He enjoyed playing the slots and Greyhound racing, viewing wildlife, reading the Bible and tending to his garden.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Tim and Bobbi Bachelder for their compassionate care of Enis.

Funeral services are private. There are no calling hours.

The Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home (www.shaw-majercik.com), 48 School St., Webster, is directing arrangements.

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