Billy L. Koonce (1935 - 2015)

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Billy L. Koonce, 79, of Fillmore, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Graveside services will be held at a later date in Green-Hill Cemetery in rural Fillmore. Miller Funeral Home in Fillmore was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: . Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Koonce was born on Sept. 7, 1935, in Fayette County, the son of Roy and Marena E. Jay Koonce. He married Nelda June "June" Ricke on Aug. 3, 1955, in Shafter Township; she passed away on April 27, 2010.
He was affiliated with Parkview Free Methodist Church in Vandalia.
He is survived by sons, James Koonce and his wife Linda of Bingham, and Ted Koonce and his wife Jamie of Coffeen; brothers, Harold Koonce of Mendota, Bob Koonce of Gibson City, Don Koonce of Vandalia and Keith Koonce of Hillsboro; sisters, Dorothy Gephart and Alkine Trulock of Raymond, Arlene Gerwolls of Witt and Linda Townsend of Vandalia; daughter-in-law, Barbara Koonce; grandchildren, Josh, Jestin, James and Kayla; and great-grandchildren, MaKenna and Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sons, Donald Koonce, in 1975, and Ronald Koonce, in 2013; and two infant sisters.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3176
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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 21 to Apr. 29, 2015
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