Joyce Billingsley


Alice Joyce Billingsley, 84, of New London, Iowa, died Sunday, October 29, 2017 at New London Specialty Care.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Gibson-Bode Funeral Home in Port Byron, Ill. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Cordova Civic Center.

Joyce was born June 18, 1933 in Hampton Township, Ill., the daughter of Walter Henry and Alice Frances (Bachman) Wells. She graduated from Port Byron High School in 1951. She married Elmer LaVerne Billingsley on August 10, 1952 in Calamus, Iowa. He preceded her in death on December 29, 2003. She enjoyed her family and was a wonderful wife, mom, and grandma.

She is survived by her daughters: Vicki (Donald) Dague, Port Byron, Diane (Steve Libe) Joy, Ainsworth, Iowa, Kathleen Billingsley, Brighton, Iowa, Cheryl Billingsley, New London, Iowa, Jill (Kenneth) McDowell, Wayland, Iowa; 19 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; sisters, Lois Vickroy, Ruth O'Donnell; brothers, Dale, Warren, Royal, Walter, Robert Wells; and a step-grandson. Online condolences may be made at

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