Washington Evening Journal
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Lois Billingsley, 93, of Lockridge, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Sunnybrook Living Care Center, Fairfield. Open visitation for family and friends will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Behner Funeral Home. The family will not be present. Private graveside service will be at Glasgow Cemetery with Pastor Al Coffin officiating.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Fairfield, Iowa, or Glasgow Cemetery Association and mailed to Jim Billingsley, 2167 Greenbrier Circle, Fairfield, IA 52556.
Lois was born Jan. 29, 1928, to Harry and Mabel (Hamilton) Coop. She married Donald Billingsley on Jan. 30, 1949, at First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. They celebrated 66 years of marriage before he passed away on July 13, 2015.
Lois graduated from Fairfield High School, Class of 1946. She worked in the office at Dexter Company from May 1946 until January 1949, Fairfield School District as a secretary at the Lockridge Center for 13 years and eight years at Panther Drug in Mount Pleasant retiring in 1982. Lois was a member of Glasgow United Methodist Church until it closed at which time, they transferred their membership to the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. She was a member of Glasgow Dorcas Society, United Methodist Women, Red Hats, Ruth Circle and Meth-O-Weds Sunday School Class. Lois was former UMW Secretary for the Ottumwa District. She enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening, sewing and playing cards. Most important was spending time with her family and visiting with friends.
Lois will be missed by her two sons, James (Debbie) Billingsley of Fairfield, Iowa, and Michael (Deb) Billingsley of Cumming, Iowa; three grandchildren, Laura (Eric) Kochneff, Kristin (Steve) Cooper and Dana Billingsley; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mabel; and husband, Donald
Online condolences can be made to the family at: www.behnerfh.com.