BILLINGS, IMOGENE THACKER,
of LaGrange, KY, passed away at the age of
97 on January 23, 2013.
She was born June 30, 1915, in Ninevah
(Anderson County), KY, to Rosetta Cole and
John Thomas Thacker. She spent her childhood
in Louisville, where she attended Eastern
High School and her adulthood in Oldham
Mrs. Billings was a homemaker and former
employee of Pleasant Grove Hospital. She was
a long time member of Ballardsville Baptist
Church, having been baptized there in April
1949, where she had taught Sunday School
and Vacation Bible School. She was also a
member of the Honorable Order of the Kentucky
She was preceded in death by her husband of
771/2 years, Clayton Savage "Bud" Billings;
and a son, John Allen Billings; along with her
parents; and four sisters, Aline Cannon, Alma
Mazzoli, Jessie Phillips and Mary Frances
She is survived by four children, Clayton E.
"Bill" (Mavis) Billings, Smithfield, KY, Barbara
B.F. Williams, Longwood, FL, Rosalie B.
Ashey, LaGrange, KY, and Nancye B. (Ashley)
Chilton, Pleasureville, KY; daughter-inlaw,
Dorothy T. Billings, Greenberg, IN; 14
grandchildren, Joseph E (Doris Billings, Theodore
A. (Pam) Billings, Roger A. (Rose)
Billings, James F. (Kat) Farley, William C.
Farley, J. Scott (Shawn) Billings, Michael A.
(Crystal) Billings, Amanda G. (Brian) Burlock,
Marianna Ashey, Steven G. Ashey,
Kelley D. Chilton, Chelley L. (Rob) Spenneberg,
Debra Wilson and Joyce (Dale) Stakelback;
Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren;
seven great-great-grandchildren; four
nieces; six nephews; and the staff of Friendship
Manor Nursing Home, where she resided
for the past seven plus years.
Visitation: January 26, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at
Arch L. Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home,
LaGrange, KY, with the funeral at 2 p.m. on
January 27, 2013. Rev. Tommy Purvis, De-
Haven Memorial Baptist Church and Rev.
Tony Wolfenbarger, Ballardsville Baptist
Church, are officiating. Burial will follow in
the Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange, KY