Obit: Billman, Walter E. Mrs. (1881 - 1931)

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----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 1 Oct 1931

Billman, Walter E. Mrs. (15 May 1881 - 29 Sept. 1931)

Mrs. Walter E. Billman died at her home in Colby, Wisconsin at 3:15 A. M. Tuesday morning, heart trouble and complications of five weeks duration being the cause of her departure to the distant shore. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, September 30th, at 2:00 P.M., Rev. F. M. Blish, pastor of the Colby M. E. church, officiating, and burial will take place in Marshalltown, Iowa.

The deceased, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lowry, was born in Iowa on May 15th, 1881, thus reaching the age of fifty years, four months and fourteen days. She was married to Walter E. Billman in LaMoilee, Iowa, on November 29, 1900, and came here on March 1st, 1924. She was a faithful member of the Congregational church of LaMoilee, Iowa and of the Royal Neighbor Lodge.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Martha Lowry, Marshalltown, Iowa, her husband, Walter E. Billman, seven children and three sisters. The children are Clarence, Plainfield; Andrew, Granton; Wilbur, Granton; Mrs. Wm. Garbish, Colby; and Virgil, Emma and Ruth, at home. The sisters are Mrs. Alva Smith, Lusk, Wyoming; Mrs. Roy Collor, Montow, Iowa; Mrs. Tom Moore, Marshalltown, Iowa.

The deceased was a woman of strong Christian character; patient, loving and self-sacrificing. She was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need - both in acts of kindness and in words. Life will never be quite the same to those who knew her for she was a devoted wife and mother and a kind neighbor and will be mourned by many friends as well as immediate members of her family.



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