Inez Ilene Ardeno, 75, of Wellington, died Monday, September 9, 2019 at Mercy New Life Hospice. Born on April 12, 1944 in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Franklin T. and Mabel E. Willard. Inez was a lifelong resident of Salem until moving to Wellington a year ago.
Inez was a devoted and loving mother and wife. She will be remembered for her spunk and strength of character.
Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years Steve Ardeno; daughters Brenda Durisen, of Stone Creek, and Lori Martinelli, of Wellington; grandchildren Cory Lumley, Chad Lumley, Nick Martinelli, Zach Francis and Jake Spencer; great -grandchildren Miranda Lumley and Sawyer Lumley; and three sisters, Wendy Phillips, Twila Shoaff and Beverly Peters. Inez was preceded in death by a daughter Stephanie Jo Spencer; brothers Henry, Russ, George, and Charles Willard, all of Salem; sisters Peg Walters, Evelyn Ardeno, Sharon Uphold, Linda Endicott, Betty Reed, and Myrtle Rubich.