Joan May Villamaria

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Joan May Villamaria, 80, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada. Joan was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Farlington, Kan., to Elmer and Iva (Matlock) Hill. She was united in marriage to Val Villamaria on Nov. 15, 1958, in Columbus, Kan., and he preceded her in death on March 7, 2012.

Joan was raised in Farlington, Kan., and attended Girard High School graduating with the Class of 1953. Joan was a homemaker and operated Eastgate Liquors in Nevada for a number of years. She also worked for Dick Shorten at the Vernon County Public Administrators Office for several years. Joan attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nevada. She enjoyed traveling with Val to Branson, Las Vegas, and to Tunica.

Survivors include her children, Lynda Brittingham and her husband, Thurman, Rose Hill, Kan., Mike Villamaria, Carl Junction, Mo., and Joe Villamaria, Nevada; grandchildren, Brant Brittingham and his wife, Ashley, Baldwin City, Kan., Todd Brittingham and his wife, Sarah, Wichita, Kan., Chris Brittingham, Derby, Kan., Renee Villamaria, San Francisco, Calif., Rachael Villamaria, Carl Junction, Mo., and Ryan Villamaria, Carl Junction, Mo.; seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Hughes, Girard, Kan.; and her brother, Jerry Hill and his wife, Bunleng, Burlingame, Kan. In addition to her husband, Val, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harold Hill and Eldon Hill; and one sister, Irene Marsh.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, July 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nevada with Father Peter Savidge officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Nevada. Rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with visitation following until 8 p.m.

Those who wish may contribute in Joan’s memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in care of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

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