Mrs. Dee Billingsley, 86
PEMBERVILLE, OHIO – Mrs. Dolores “Dee” Billingsley, of East Liverpool, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Otterbein Pemberville SeniorLife Community. She was 86.
Born in East Liverpool, March 30, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Denzel and Kathleen McCoy. A resident of this area all her life, Dee was a member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1950 and attended Emmanuel Presbyterian Church for many years.
Dee spent many hours beside her husband at their grocery store, Billingsley's Foodland and always had a smile and kind word for their customers. She was an active volunteer in the community and shared her artistic talents with children at the Carnegie Public Library and many area elementary school classrooms. She was an avid reader and had many traveling adventures with friends and family.
Her husband of 69 years, William Gaylord “Gay” Billingsley, survives. The couple married December 11, 1949. There are three children: a daughter, Amy Wildman and her husband, Jim, of Port Clinton, and two sons, Curt Billingsley and Jeff Billingsley, both of East Liverpool.
Also left to cherish her memory are three grandchildren: Benjamin Wagner, Ethan Wagner and his wife, Sharon, and Jacob Wagner, as well as a great-grandchild, William Wagner.
Immediate family services were held at the Dawson Funeral Home. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery.
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