Alice R. Tillery 1944-2021

BRADENTON, Fla. — Alice Ruth Tillery, 77, passed away peacefully Monday, July 12, 2021, at Tidewell Hospice.

Alice was born May 8, 1944, at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., and attended Falls Church School until moving to Mineral Ridge, where she enjoyed retail management and accompanying her daughters to horse shows and 4-H events. After moving to Bazetta Township, Alice loved becoming a bus driver for Lakeview School District. She enjoyed bowling leagues and camping with family and friends. Upon retirement, Alice and James spent their remaining life in the Avon Park, Fla., area.

Alice was preceded in death just 43 days previous, by her loving husband of 56 years, James Franklin. She was also preceded by her stepson, Fred Tillery; brother, Dean Johnson; and parents, Douglas and Irene.

Survivors to cherish her memory are daughters, Barbara Wrightsman (Ray) and Lisa Prinkey (James); stepdaughters, Marlene Tillery (Robert) and Kathleen Zeno (John). In addition to her children, she is lovingly remembered by brother, Larry Johnson (Bonnie); daughter-in-law, Patricia Tillery; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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