Juanita Leila Billman
Juanita Leila (Dewitt) Billman, 83, Springfield, MO. passed into eternal rest at 7:35am, Friday, January 10, 2014 in Springfield, MO after a long illness. Juanita Leila Billman was born July 6, 1930 in Bancroft, WI the daughter of Arthur Emery and Ethel Marie Meddaughh Dewitt. Leila was a school teacher for several years and was a member of the Seneca Assembly of God in Seneca, MO. Jaunita Leila Dewitt married Paul Leroy Billman June 29, 1951 in Plainfield, WI and he preceded her in death January 24, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents Arthur and Ethel Dewitt; one son, Philip Billman; one daughter, Pamela Billman; one granddaughter, Daphine Billman; two brothers, Oliver Dewitt and Cecil Dewitt; three sisters, Amarllis Freye, Ila Spars and Iva Sauer. Survivors include; five sons, Paul Billman, Rio, WI, Peter Billman, Neosho, MO, Patrick Billman, Stoughtony, WI, Perry Billman, Pleasant Hills, PA and Percy Billman, Hartshorne, OK; four daughters; Peggy Billman, Granby, MO, Penny Billman, Springfield, MO, Portia Billman Granby, MO and Persis Shafer, Granby, MO; one sister Darleen Klevene, Wisconsin Rapids, WI and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. The family will receive friends from 10am to 11am, Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Seneca Assembly of God. Funeral services under the personal direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO will begin at 11am with Pastor Charles Whitekiller officiating. Following funeral services the body will be taken to Wisconsin. The family will receive friends from 9am to 11am Wednesday at the Rio Assembly of God, Rio, WI. Funeral services under the direction of Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home, Portage, WI, will be held at 11am. Burial will be in the Plainfield Cemetery at 3pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.