Billy Gene Neely

Billy Gene Neely

Birth
Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Death 12 Nov 2007 (aged 73)
Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Burial Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 92447482 · View Source
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Bill Neely, age 73, of 1524-6th Street in Boone, died November 12, 2007, at the Boone County Hospital in Boone.

A Funeral Mass will be Thursday, November 15, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Boone with Rev. Steve Brodersen officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Boone with military honors conducted by the Boone Veterans Council.

Bill was born in Boone on November 5, 1934, the son of Henry and Mable (Robertson) Neely.

He graduated from Boone High School in 1953.

Bill married Beverly Richards in Boone on November 3, 1956.

In 1953, he enlisted in the United States Army and was a parachutist during the Korean Conflict.

From 1957 to his retirement in 1997, Bill was a special forms fabricator at Quinn Machine and Foundry in Boone.

He was a member of the V.F.W. #817, the Hunt and Fish Club, American Legion #56, and the Rakkasas Airborne Affiliation.

Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Louie and Woody Nelson and Dick and Bob Neely; and two sisters, Opal O’Brien and Annie Bennett.

Bill is survived by his wife, Beverly of Boone; two daughters, Nancy Eckley and husband, Kent and Nanette Anderson and husband, Dennis, all of Boone; three grandchildren, Denie Rew and husband Jason of Urbandale, Danyel Anderson and Cassie Eckley, both of Boone; two great grandchildren, Dennan and Dayne Rew of Urbandale; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Wednesday at the Church of the Sacred Heart from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m. where a Vigil Service will be at 8:00 p.m. and the family will be present from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Visitation continues Thursday at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall in Boone from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Memorials may be given to the family to be used at their discretion.


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  • Created by: Cathy
  • Added: 23 Jun 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 92447482
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Gene Neely (5 Nov 1934–12 Nov 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 92447482, citing Sacred Heart Cemetery, Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Cathy (contributor 47100569) .