Billee Basala

January 2, 1924 — December 9, 2016

Billee Basala

Billee R. Basala, 92, of Matherville, Illinois died Friday, December 9, 2016 at Lutheran Living, Muscatine, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13th at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Matherville, Illinois.  Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Viola, Illinois.  On Monday, December 12th, rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. followed by visitation from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, Illinois.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for St. Anthony’s Church.

Billee was born January 2, 1924 in Matherville, Illinois a daughter of George T. and Alice Maynard Adams.  She married Robert E. Basala on October 6, 1945 in Matherville, Illinois.  They were married until his death on October 14, 2009.  During World War II, Billee worked at the tank arsenal.  She had been a cafeteria worker for the Sherrard School district and worked several years at Morrison’s Market in Viola, prior to retirement.  She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.  She had a great love for her family, especially her grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children (and spouses):  Christine (David) Evans, Walcott, IA, Bob (Pamela) Basala, St. Charles, MO, Joel (Kimberly) Basala, Plover, WI and Kevin (Patricia) Basala, Matherville, IL; grandchildren:  Kaleb Evans, Alissa Kemp, Keith Evans, Ashley Miller, Brandon Evans, Shanna Manning, Adam Basala, Michael Basala, Kelli Brown, Thomas Basala, Henry Basala, Sam Basala and Bradley Basala; 20 great grandchildren and sister:  Darlene Lindley, Rock Island, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 brothers and 1 sister.

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