Betty Billingsley

Thursday, March 1, 2007

MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Betty Rose Billingsley, 80, of Alvin, Texas, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas.

She was born Jan. 30, 1927, in Blaine, Wash., daughter of Bert and Laura Nichols Smith. She married Leo Billingsley, who died June 4, 1987.

The couple owned and operated Burger Haven Restaurant in Mound City, and she retired as a home care giver with Shawnee Development Services. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, Ill., and attended Faith Community Church in Alvin.

Survivors include three sons, Jeff Billingsley of Memphis, Tenn., Mike McClure of Sherman, Texas, Steve Billingsley of Kansas City, Mo.; three daughters, Jeanie Sailor of Kansas City, Nancy Kettler of Alvin, Suzi Summerhill of San Leandro, Calif.; a sister, Peg Lane of Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Frank Hayes of San Diego, Calif.; a friend, Melvin Long of Alvin; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Friends may call at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge from 9 a.m. to service time Friday.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge, with the Rev. Larry Miller officiating.

A memorial service will be held in Alvin at a later date.