Billie Elizabeth (Gullion) Reid, age 82, of Bussey, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics in Knoxville, Iowa.
Visitation for Billie will be held on Monday, January 3, 2022, at the Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville, beginning at 2:00 P.M. Billie’s family will be present to greet friends and relatives from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the Winfield Funeral Home at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Hamilton Cemetery in Hamilton, Iowa. Following services, a luncheon will be held at the Bussey Methodist Church.
Billie was born on March 24, 1939, in Eddyville, Iowa, the daughter of Claude “Hopper” and Pauline (Long) Gullion. She grew up in the Marysville, Bussey, and Attica area. Billie graduated from Lovilia High School, Class of 1957. After high school, Billie and her sister moved to Chicago and worked for Combine Insurance. She later moved back to Lovilia.
Billie was united in marriage to Bobby Lee Reid on December 24, 1960. They were blessed with three children. Rosie, Jimmie, and Bobby. Billie and Bobby enjoyed 43 years of marriage before his passing on January 18, 2003.
Billie was a homemaker and later worked in the laundry department at Griffins Nursing Home in Knoxville. She enjoyed doing embroidery, chrochet, and working on puzzles. She especially loved spending time with her family.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Rosie Reid of Bussey, Jimmie (Elizabeth) Reid of Newton, Bobby (Beverly) Reid of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Sheldon, Heather, Heidie, Caleb and Riley Reid; three great-grandchildren, Bridget, Hunter and Gemma. Billie is also survived by three sisters, Verona Goemaat, Kay Leach, and Bonnie Purdy; sisters-in-law, Annette Gullion and Diane Gullion; and three brothers-in-law, Marvin Leach, Jr. Goemaat, and Gerald Ross.
Billie is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Reid; parents, Claude “Hopper” and Pauline Gullion; sister, Claudine Ross; and two brothers, Clyde “Bo” Gullion, and Jim Gullion.