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4/30/2019 11:07:00 AM
Billie J. Whitby
May 25, 1931 - April 28, 2019
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Billie J. Whitby, 87 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:35 p.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, Ill.

She was born on May 25, 1931 in Taylorville, Ill. the daughter of Ralph and Amy Matilda (Hackle) Philamalee. She married F.M. Yeaman in 1945 and they were later divorced. She then married Lewis Elbert Whitby in 1961 and he preceded her in death.

She worked as the office manager at Franks IGA for 30 years and she was a member of the Moose Lodge #1516, Fraternal Order of the Eagles # 1425 and a social member of the American Legion Post # 73. Billie loved to bowl, golf, play cards and be around her family.

She is survived by her sons: Milo (Lynn) Yeaman of Taylorville, Ill., Bill (Susie) Yeaman of Taylorville, Ill.; daughters: Nancy (Philip) Ellett of Bloomington, Ill.; grandchildren: Katherine Reed, William M. Yeaman, Trisha Engelhardt, Tracy Sassatelli-Ward, Roy Wilbur Jr. and Michelle (Jon) Hergett; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters: Karen Kader of Taylorville, Ill.; Anita Moore of Lincoln, Ill.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.  

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, Ill.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their on-line guest book at

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