Willaura P. "Billie" Keil, 92, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday morning, November 26, 2019, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 A.M. until 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.
Willaura Pearl Williams was born on July 28, 1927 in Marion, Iowa, to Marvin and Sarah (Kramer) Williams. She moved to Maquoketa at age 6 and was a 1945 graduate of Maquoketa High School. She married Wesley W. "Wes" Keil on April 21, 1946 in Maquoketa, Iowa. To this union 3 sons were born, Gary, Kevin and Brent.
"Billie" was a housewife who in her early years had worked at the Fishing Tackle Company in Maquoketa as an inspector, and at Clinton Engines in the service department.
She enjoyed traveling, reading, flowers, walking and any outdoor activities. Additionally, she enjoyed following her children and grandchildren's school and sporting events. She was a longtime volunteer and member of the Jackson County Historical Society, and a 70-year member of the First United Methodist in Maquoketa.
Those left to honor her memory include her sons, Gary (Vickie) Keil of Davenport, IA, Kevin (Janet) Keil of DeWitt, IA, and Brent Keil of Camanche; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, June (Virgil) Roeder of Tucson, AZ; and sisters-in-law, Laurel Williams of Preston, IA, and Darlene Cook of Maquoketa, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wes of 64 years on April 28, 2010, and brothers Jack Williams and Allan Cook.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa, Hills and Dales, or Strides for Clinton County Autism.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Kevin and brothers please accept the sympathy of the Devine family. I remember when you and one of your brothers were on a motorcycle ride with one of my brothers and stayed with us in Albuquerque. You all had such a great life with your parents.
I saw your Mom at Clover Ridge and JCHS events and she always remembered me. Both your parents were a class act. Sorry for your loss.
My sympathy to the family. I had the pleasure of visiting with Billie during her last hospitalization here in Maquoketa. We talked of life over a hot fudge sundae. A beautiful lady.
Sending our deepest sympathy In your loss. Billie always had a warm smile & friendly greeting. May she Rest In Peace!
Billie & Kevin
Gary, you scared the crap out of me when you PITCHED.....didn't want to face you! Kevin, you were younger, but I saw your Talent! I also admired your EFFORTS to build a "Dirt/Grass... Infield, Baseball Diamond at 4th Ward Park.....I shoveled a few buckets! You were a great Player Kevin! Those were great days! I have seen and talked, and hugged your MOM at Clover Ridge ALOT lately, the past couple years, ....... Love you guys! Chuck....My BEST friends in Maquoketa, live at Clover Ridge and Maquoketa Care Center!
My sympathy to Billie's family. It was always nice to visit with her when we would happen to run into each other.
I got to know these two wonderful people Wes and Billie when he was in the hospital.. I truly enjoy them both, warm, friendly and caring.. Later when ever i seen Billie out and about we would have a quick visit.. To the family, please know i am thinking of you in this hard time in you're life.
Keil family, I am sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed visiting with her. My thoughts are with you in this sad time.
06/01/2014 Manchester, Iowa
Willaura Pearl Keil, Troy Roeder, Darlene Cook
Brent and family, Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your mom
I had many wonderful memories with my Grandma Billie. She was so supportive of me especially when she was able to watch me bowl. Also she also told me to brush my hair because it was snarly, and most importantly to eat my vegetables (which I still don’t do). She was amazing grandma to me and was the best mother my dad and his brother they could of asked for. Please give Grandpa Wes a hug for all of us. I love you and will miss you dearly Grandma! Love BROOKSTER
We are thinking of your family - Billie was so proud of you. Such a peach.
One of my favorite memorys of Billie were our visits ,she loved to tell me about her time with Reggie when he was little and him singing Elvira . She just loved that story ,she would smile so big! Wish we could have more of those visits. I enjoyed them. She was one of a kind. R.I.P. Billie ,I know Wes was there with open arms waiting for you!
Gary, Kev and Brent - So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. God Bless.
You have my deepest sympathy. Billie and Wes were our neighbors when I was a little girl. She has always been so friendly through the years.May she rest in peace.
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