Billie “Jean” Whitchurch, age 76, passed away November 9, 2016 at Golden Living Center-Westwood in Clinton, Missouri. Her wishes were to be cremated. Services will be at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to ASPCA and may be left in the care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.
Jean was born on September 21, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri to William Bedford Boone and Roberta Hazel Swallow. She graduated from high school, completed two years of college, and worked as an RN for many years. Jean loved spending time with family. She was a Harry Potter and Star Wars fanatic. She enjoyed adult coloring books, loved her Bible study group, and loved to cook and sew.
Among survivors are her three daughters; Roberta A. (Manny) Oropeza of Clinton, Missouri, Lydia (John) Dalton of Appleton City, Missouri, and Shelley (Tim) Elliott of Deepwater, Missouri, two sisters; Barbara Eastwood of Boulder Colorado, and Cheryl Suazo of Boulder Colorado, 12 grandchildren; Virgil, Justin, Nick, Kelley, Kyle, Matthew, Brandon, Autumn, Dakota, Danielle, Whitney, and Lacey, 13 great-grandchildren; Truman, Gavin, Madelynn, Gabriela, Daniel, Karolyne, Thomas, Loralai, Shooter, Stella, Skyler, Luke, and Lane, and a niece; Emily.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and great-grandaughter Kimber.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.