SIDNEY - Patricia L. (Puthoff) Billing, 82, of 14900 State Route 119, Anna, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. at 6:55 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born on June 2, 1930, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Frank and Francis (Adams) Courter. In July of 1950, she married John W. Billing, who preceded her in death and in November 1987, she was married to Donald B. Puthoff, who preceded her in death in April 1999.
She is survived by three sons, James Billing and his wife Mary, of Anna, Jay Billing and his wife Judy, of Columbus and Josh Billing and his wife Cathy, of Minster; three daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Jhonae) Clark, of North Carolina, Mrs. Ron (JoAnn) Egbert, of Mason and Mrs. Lew (Jenny) Warbington, of Sidney; three stepchildren, Michael Puthoff and his wife Peggy, of Fort Loramie and Michelle and Molly; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Lewis (Candy) Pennycuff, of Sidney.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter (Bud) Courter and Frankie Courter, and one sister, Brenda Schmitz.
As well as being a housewife, Pat worked on the family farm helping out her husband with all of the daily farming chores. For many years she was the outrider at the Shelby County Fair where her father was involved in horse racing. Pat dearly loved spending time watching her grandchildren participate in their sporting events during the year. She was a member of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church and the Anna American Legion Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Jacob Lutheran Church with the Rev. Michael Althauser officiating. Burial will follow at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders.
Her family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.
The family suggest that memorials may be made to the St. Jacob Lutheran Church window restoration fund or Comfort Keepers in memory of Patricia Billing. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Billing family at Cromes Funeral Home's website, www.cromesfh.com