Carmen L. Billet
Carmen Lyn (Eicherly) Billet, 68, went gently into that good night at 11:45 p.m. on April 28, 2016 at York Hospital, after lengthy illnesses. She was the wife of Thomas E. "Tommy" Billet for 39 years and the daughter of the late John Hiram Eicherly and the late Elinor Carmen (Brandt) Sprung. She was born in York, PA on June 19, 1947. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Wayne Toomey, Jr. (wife Charlotte); her brothers, David Eicherly (wife Micaela) and Jason Sprung (wife Melody); four grandchildren, Darren, Ashley, Jacob, and Nicholas and her step-mother, Sara Eicherly.
Carmen graduated from West York High School and was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a Master's Degree in Education from Millersville University. She was an accomplished vocal soloist and a self-proclaimed "Social Thing", a designation she richly deserved. But first and foremost she was an Educator, serving a 40 year career with the Northeastern School District, teaching at the elementary level in the classroom and retiring as a computer resource instructor in 2010. Her "Social Thingness" manifested itself in her fundraising activities for student councils and her son's athletic teams, her love of online games, time spent playing cards with family and friends, as well as her annual trips to Bethany Beach. Carmen could not join an organization without becoming "involved." She was an officer of her bowling league, a board member of her credit union, and held numerous positions of responsibility in her Education Association. Carmen firmly believed that time stopped for her and restarted at her whim. Inanimate objects would incur her wrath for the least transgression.
Carmen's love of theatre launched her grandson Jacob's participation at DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre where she was a moral and financial supporter of the theatre's productions.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the LeRoy R. Leber Funeral Home, Inc., 2290 School St., York (Shiloh). A visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Attendees are encouraged to attire themselves in red and black, they were Carmen's favorite colors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be forwarded to DreamWrights Youth & Family Theratre, 100 Carlisle Ave., York, PA 17401, www.dreamwrights.org
Published by York Daily Record on May 2, 2016.