Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Obituary - Joan May Villamaria

Joan May Villamaria
Joan May Villamaria, 80, Nevada, MO, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada. Joan was born August 26, 1936 in Farlington, KS to Elmer and Iva (Matlock) Hill. She was united in marriage to Val Villamaria on November 15, 1958 in Columbus, KS and he preceded her in death on March 7, 2012.

Joan was raised in Farlington, KS 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, KS, Mike Villamaria, Carl Junction, MO, and Joe Villamaria, Nevada; grandchildren, Brant Brittingham and his wife Ashley, Baldwin City, KS, Todd Brittingham and his wife Sarah, Wichita, KS, Chris Brittingham, Derby, KS, Renee Villamaria, San Francisco, CA, Rachael Villamaria, Carl Junction, MO, Ryan Villamaria, Carl Junction, MO; seven great-grandchildren, her sister, Mary Hughes, Girard, KS, her brother, Jerry Hill and his wife Bunleng, Burlingame, KS; 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 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017 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 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with visitation following until 8:00 p.m.




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