age 86, passed away May 3, 2016 in Lakeland, Florida. She was born in Sedalia, Missouri, daughter of John Henry Wells and Bessie Anna Burns. She married John McFarland, August 1, 1947, after he returned home from serving his country during World War II. John passed away October 5,2015. Billie and John celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary shortly before his passing. In 1960, she and her family moved to Clearwater, Florida, relocating to Bradenton, Florida in 1966. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Country Club of Bradenton. In 1976, they moved to Asheville, N.C. and bought Ladd's Seafood in the heart of downtown. After retiring, they enjoyed traveling and visiting many historical places. She was an avid reader, bridge player and loved to talk politics and economics. She is survived by two children, John S. McFarland and Peggy Warren. Billie and John will be buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Mo.
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Published in The Bradenton Herald on May 13, 2016