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Imogene Thacker Billings

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BILLINGS, IMOGENE THACKER, of LaGrange, KY, passed away at the age of 97 on January 23, 2013.

She was born June 30, 1915, in Ninevah (Anderson County), KY, to Rosetta Cole and John Thomas Thacker. She spent her childhood in Louisville, where she attended Eastern High School and her adulthood in Oldham County.

Mrs. Billings was a homemaker and former employee of Pleasant Grove Hospital. She was a long time member of Ballardsville Baptist Church, having been baptized there in April 1949, where she had taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels She was preceded in death by her husband of 77½ years, Clayton Savage "Bud" Billings; and a son, John Allen Billings; along with her parents; and four sisters, Aline Cannon, Alma Mazzoli, Jessie Phillips and Mary Frances Thacker.

She is survived by four children, Clayton E. "Bill" (Mavis) Billings, Smithfield, KY, Barbara B.F. Williams, Longwood, FL, Rosalie B. Ashey, LaGrange, KY, and Nancye B. (Ashley) Chilton, Pleasureville, KY; daughter-in-law, Dorothy T. Billings, Greenberg, IN; 14 grandchildren, Joseph E (Doris Billings, Theodore A. (Pam) Billings, Roger A. (Rose) Billings, James F. (Kat) Farley, William C. Farley, J. Scott (Shawn) Billings, Michael A. (Crystal) Billings, Amanda G. (Brian) Burlock, Marianna Ashey, Steven G. Ashey, Kelley D. Chilton, Chelley L. (Rob) Spenneberg, Debra Wilson and Joyce (Dale) Stakelback; Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; four nieces; six nephews; and the staff of Friendship Manor Nursing Home, where she resided for the past seven plus years.

Visitation: January 26, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at Arch L. Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange, KY, with the funeral at 2 p.m. on January 27, 2013. Rev. Tommy Purvis, DeHaven Memorial Baptist Church and Rev. Tony Wolfenbarger, Ballardsville Baptist Church, are officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange, KY.


Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 25, 2013
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