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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Wednesday May 1st, 2019
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Billie J. Whitby

Billie J. Whitby, 87 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:35 p.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on May 25, 1931 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Ralph and Amy Matilda (Hackle) Philamalee. She married F.M. Yeaman in 1945 and they were later divorced. She then married Lewis Elbert Whitby in 1961 and he preceded her in death. She worked as the office manager at Franks IGA for 30 years and she was a member of the Moose Lodge #1516, Fraternal Order of the Eagles # 1425 and a social member of the American Legion Post # 73. Billie loved to Bowl, Golf, play cards and be around her family.

She is survived by her Sons: Milo (Lynn) Yeaman of Taylorville, IL, Bill (Susie) Yeaman of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Nancy (Philip) Ellett of Bloomington, IL; Grandchildren: Katherine Reed, William M. Yeaman, Trisha Engelhardt, Tracy Sassatelli-Ward, Roy Wilbur Jr., Michelle (Jon) Hergett; Twelve Great-Grandchildren; Sisters: Karen Kader of Taylorville, IL; Anita Moore of Lincoln, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and her Husband.  

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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So sorry for your lost. She was a great lady who love to golf and have fun! Russ and Susie apgar

Russell Apgar May 2 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Billie Whitby

Betty Houser May 1 2019 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the store family

Karen Willer May 1 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Milo and Lynn and family. Please forgive us for not coming to visitation. Fred and I both having health issues. We send you our thoughts and prayers. Billie was a super person. We remember the great times we had on the bowling tournament bus trips. What great fun they were. God Bless.

Fred and Donna Campogni May 1 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Billie Whitby

Linda Hooper Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

A FEATHERY PALM PLANT was ordered on April 30, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of her passing you have my condolences and my prayers. I was just thinking about her the other and wondering how she was doing. She was always kind when I worked at IGA unless she was in bad mood which wasn't often. Sending prayers and condolences and just know she's in a better place and in no pain. Karen S Durbin Lybarger

Karen S Durbin Lybarger Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Billie Whitby

Karen S Durbin Lybarger Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Billie Whitby

Char Beard Ray Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM