June 13, 1919- November 21, 2012
Vera Loeta Billington, 93, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
Vera was born on June 13, 1919 in Sidney, Missouri to Pearlie and Leota Wiles and was one of six children. Vera grew up in Sidney, Missouri and attended Clark School and Morelock High School, completing the 10th grade. She received her GED in 1988.
Vera married the love of her life, Jerald Billington, on April, 5, 1939 and together they raised four children, Carolyn, Cecil, Derrell and Debra, on their family farm NE of LaPlata, Missouri.
Vera attended the Kirksville Church of Christ and after moving to Des Moines attended the Grandview Church of Christ.
Vera enjoyed working in her garden, making quilts, crocheting, cooking and most of all loved spending time with her family.
Vera is survived by her four children: Carolyn (Jerry) Landreth, Cecil (Drucilla) Billington, Derrell (Lesley) Billington and Debra (Alan) Augspurger; nine grandchildren: Dolores, Danita, Doug, Cheryl, Denise, Brent, Blake, Paul and Alison; 14 great -grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Vera is also survived by two sisters: Viola Davis and Velva Lawrence. Vera was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and her husband, Jerald (1965).
Her faith was the anchor of her life and God’s promises the hope of her soul.
Visitation will be held at Grandview Park Funeral Home at 9am Monday, November 26, 2012 with a memorial service following at 10am. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville, MO at 3:30pm the same day.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Kirksville Church of Christ/Education Program 110 Pfeiffer Ave., Kirksville, MO 63501
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