Billy Alley


Billy Alley, 94, of Sewal passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Billy was born to Thomas and Mary (Davis) Alley on January 3, 1925 in Allerton, Iowa. He received his education from Allerton High School, graduating in 1943. On April 23, 1952, Billy was united in marriage to Avenell Zimmerman in Chariton, Iowa.

Billy was a farmer all of his life. He worked at the bank in Seymour for 10 years, but never got too far from the farm. In his spare time, he enjoyed fur farming, bowling, animals, checking his cows and time spent with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Avenell, son, Billy Joe Alley and grandson, Cole Alley. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Jess Alley, Dale Alley, Carol Alley, Tom Alley, Geneva Kellow, Ethel Bettis, Kathryn Coffey and an infant brother, David Alley.

Funeral services and visitation were held Monday, January 7, 2019 at Thomas Funeral Home in Seymour. Interment followed in Shriver Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Sewal Community Center and condolences may be shared at or