Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Obituary - Trisha Diane Willard

Trisha Diane Willard, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away at age 42, on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. She was born on December 11, 1980 in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Richard Eugene Willard Jr. and Susan Diane Wurtz Willard. 

Trisha grew up in Ft. Scott and she was an honor student at FSHS and FSCC, where she made a lot of lifetime friendships. 

She met and later married Paul Studyvin in the spring of 2000 on the cusp of the century. They were later blessed with three children.

Trisha was a loving and devoted mother and went above and beyond to give her children a loving, happy childhood. She enjoyed playing tennis, bowling and softball, as well as cooking, writing and photography. 

She was also a music enthusiast & fan of the band Pearl Jam & the shows Frazier & Seinfeld. She was a passionate, sentimental, kind hearted, strong willed woman who was always ready for a new adventure.

Survivors include her children, Chloe Studyvin, Carlee Studyvin, and Greg Studyvin; her parents, Rich Willard and Susan Wurtz; her brothers, Trenton Willard, Dusty Willard and Ziad Nabhan; and her sister Makya Coulter. She is also survived by her former husband, Paul Studyvin and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Tara Willard and her grandparents, Norman and Carol Minden, Richard Willard Sr., Gene and Dorothy Dull and Willie and Louis Wurtz.

Following cremation, a celebration of life service will be held at the 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Faith Church. Private burial will take place at the Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Trisha Willard Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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