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-L. Jean Willey-

L. Jean Willey, 76, of Coal Valley, Illinois, died Sunday, July 22, 2007 at Trinity West Medical Center in Rock Island, Illinois.

Graveside services for Jean will be Friday, July 27, 2007 at 1:00 pm at Columbus City Cemetery. Rev. Catherine Whitlatch will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. A memorial has been established for the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church in Jean’s name. Sympathy notes may be left to the Willey family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Lonna Jean Billings was born December 23, 1930 in Columbus Junction, Iowa, the daughter of Cecil Laverne and Florence Elizabeth (Hollowell) Billings. On November 13, 1949 Jean was united in marriage to Darrel Willey in Columbus Junction, Iowa. Jean was a farmwife until 1984. She also had opened Sisters Two, a craft shop, and was a member of the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church. She especially enjoyed traveling with her husband on his business trips for Super Cross seed corn.

Jean will be dearly missed by her sister, Shirley Wolford of Moline; and her good friend, Ramona Holcomb and husband, Joe of Nichols, Iowa.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Darrel in 1984; and 2 brothers, Charles and Bob Billings.

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