.Elizabeth J. "Betty" Billington, 88, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.
She was born in Farmer City, IL, November 1, 1925 the daughter of Theodore E. and Hazel Stalker Swigart. She married Duane Allen Billington in Farmer City, IL September 8, 1946 and he preceded her in death August 4, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers; Theodore Swigart Jr., and Donald Duane Swigart.
Betty and her husband could be found most Friday nights at the Moose Lodge dancing and visiting with friends. She later in life enjoyed playing BINGO. Known for her "sweet tooth" Betty loved Hershey's chocolate. She will be missed very much by her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughters; Marcia (husband Lee) Williams of West Des Moines, IA, and Norma (husband Andy) Alvey of Springfield, her son, Richard (wife Susan) Billington of Carmel, IN, 7 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd, Springfield, where her family will greet friends from 9:00 am Saturday, April 26, 2014 until time of her funeral service there at 10:00 am Saturday. Rev. Gary Nelsen will officiate. Private family graveside services will be in Mt. Joy Cemetery, Armington, IL at 12:30 pm Saturday.
Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to Lewis Memorial Christian Village or a charity of choice.
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