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Frances E (Deardorff) Billet

March 16, 1924 ~ July 5, 2019 (age 95)


Frances E. Billet, 95, of Greenwood, In, (formerly of Elkhart), died Friday, July 5, 2019 at Aspen Trace in Greenwood.  She was born March 16, 1924 in Syracuse, In, to Lawrence C. and Olive A. (Clough) Deardorff.

She was a 1942 graduate of Syracuse High School and then attended Findlay College in Findlay, Ohio.  She married Delbert L. Billet on May 2, 1947 in Elkhart.  Delbert preceded her in death on November 25, 1999. 

Frances was an office clerk at Miles Lab for twenty years, retiring in 1982.  She was a faithful member of Elkhart City Church of the Brethren, (now Creekside Church of the Brethren), where she taught Sunday School for 35 years, served on the Witness Commission, and was a representative for Church and Community Services.

She enjoyed her loving family, and spent her spare time reading and crocheting.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: June M. Ulery (John) of Greenwood, IN, and Dale L. Billet (Deborah) of Elkhart; five grandchildren: Stephanie (Eon) Johnson,  Janette Metzler, Kimberly (Ryan) McDowell, Jason Ulery, and Joanne Ulery; and four great grandchildren: Gwen, Emilie, Gavin, and Madeline.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three step siblings. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 5-7 PM at Hartzler Gutermuth Inman Funeral Home.  A Funeral Service will be at 2 PM, Thursday, July 11, at Creekside Church of the Brethren.  Burial will follow at Violet Cemetery in Goshen.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to Creekside Church of The Brethren, 60455 CR 113, Elkhart, IN 46517.

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July 10, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home Inc.
403 W. Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

Funeral Service
July 11, 2019

2:00 PM
Creekside Church of the Brethren
60455 Co Rd 113
Elkhart, IN 46517


Creekside Church of the Brethren
60455 Co Rd 113, Elkhart IN 46517

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