Birdie Billingsley

Birdie BillingsleyBirdie Billingsley, 94, of Huntsville died at 12:02 p.m. Dec. 7, 2014, at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.

She was born May 20, 1920, in Ripley, the daughter of Ira and Bessie Logsdon Cameron. She married James “Rude” Billingsley on May 20, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death on April 25, 2003.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Clarence Ira “CI” Billingsley; and five brothers, Leslie, Harold, Maurice, William and Jimmy Cameron.

Surviving are one daughter, Rosemary (and Ronald) Hamm of Peoria; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Rushville High School. She taught school during World War II and was a farm wife.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Dixie Croxton officiating. Burial will follow at Huntsville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of services on Friday.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/10/2014

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