Joann K. Bille (Buena Vista)

Born: Sun., May 25, 1941
Died: Sun., May 14, 2017


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., May 19, 2017
Location: Runyan-Kent Funeral Home Chapel

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Runyan-Kent Funeral Home Chapel

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Betty Joan Kell Bille (Joann K. Bille), 75, of Buena Vista, Colorado since 1990 passed away on May 14, 2017 in Buena Vista, Colorado. She was born on May 25, 1941 in Brookville, Ohio to John and Sylvia (Barnhart) Kell. She married Robert G. Bille on November 4, 1977 in Lakeland, Florida.

Joann attended Titusville High School and graduated in 1959. She worked in the produce warehouse at Publix Inc. in Lakeland, Florida until her retirement in 1990. She also worked at subway in Buena Vista. She was a volunteer for Newbees and the Mountain Heights Baptist Church in Buena Vista. She had many hobbies including arts and crafts, baking, computer games and flower arrangements.

Joann is survived by her husband Robert G. Bille of Buena Vista; daughter Terry F. Deemer of Buena Vista; brothers  John L. (Margie) Kell of Greenvile, Ohio and James W. (Linda) Kell of Lima, Ohio; sisters Shirley Taylor of Bemidji, Minnesota, Theresa (Donald) Marshall of Crossville, Tennessee and Jayne Greene of Sparta, Tennessee; grandchildren Deanna S. Deemer, Douglas M. Deemer and Daniel A. Deemer; great grandchildren Haley S. Hinton and Isabella C. Hinton as well as several nieces and nephews. She is preceeded in death by her sister Dorothy Royer; brother Timothy Kell and brother-in-laws Alvin Pederson, Bobby Taylor, Ed Greene and David Bryant.

A visitation will be held on Friday May 19, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Runyan-Kent Funeral Home at 316 W. Main Street in Buena Vista. A funeral service will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Buena Vista. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to c/o Runyan-Kent Funeral Home, Attn: Robert Bille, P.O. Box 623, Leadville, CO 80461 or to in Joann’s honor, as she was a breast cancer survivor.

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