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Billie Fern
Humphrey (McLaughlin)

November 18, 1916 – November 17, 2018

Billie Humphrey
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Obituary for Billie Fern Humphrey (McLaughlin)

Billie Fern Humphrey passed away November 17, 2018 at Orilla’s Way in Grant City, Missouri. Billie was born November 18, 1916, in Sheridan, Missouri, to Charles Loren and Dixson Morgan McLaughlin. Billie attended Grade School and High School in Grant City. She attended Northwest State Teachers College in Maryville, Missouri, after which she returned to Grant City to teach Grade School.

On May 15, 1942, Billie married her high school sweetheart, Raymond Veryl Humphrey. Billie remained in Grant City as Veryl was deployed to the Pacific with the United States Navy. After the War, they opened a business called the Art Shop in Grant City. Their store was a fixture in Grant City until Veryl’s death in 2002.

To their union was born two children: Phillip Chase and Loren Kent. Billie was preceded in death by her husband, Veryl and her son, Chase. She was also pre-deceased by her parents, Charles and Dixson McLaughlin; Her parents-in-law, Elmer and Blanche Humphrey; Her sister, Margaret Stephens and a brother , Chase McLaughlin; Brother-in-laws, Raymond Stephens and Bill Humphreys; Daughter-in-law, Nancy Humphrey.

Billie is survived by her son, Kent, and his wife Cyndi; Grand-daughter, Sarah Glass and her husband, David; Daughter-in-law, Judy Redfield; Grand-children Jason Redfield and Jennifer Adkins, and her husband, Kevin; Great-grandchildren Jillian, Brooklyn and Kristen Glass, Jackson Redfield, Triston, Aidan and Addison Adkins; Sisters-in-law, Doris McLaughlin and Juanita Humphreys; Niece Dixie Jo Lineberger and husband Carl. Nephews Charles Stephens and his wife, Diana; John Humphreys and his wife, Ann; Mark McLaughlin and his wife, Katie; Numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Billie took great pride in her community. Active in the United Methodist Church and service and social clubs, she was still raising money for the Community Betterment Association in her nineties. Hand in hand with Veryl, Billie provided a nurturing and safe environment in which her two sons could thrive. She gave us a childhood full of oatmeal cookies and school events. Bridge club parties and work after school up at the store. And when bad times came, she made sure you knew she was right there with you. Sweet and loving by nature, Billie was a wonderful mother and friend. Adored by family and cherished by friends, we will miss and treasure her for years’ to come.

We want to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Ramona Goff and all the staff at Orilla’s Way for their friendship with, and care for, our Mother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant City Methodist Church or the Worth County Partnership Library.

Funeral Services will be held 11:30 AM, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Andrews-Hann Funeral Home, Grant City, where the family will receive friends from 10:30-11:30 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in the Grant City Cemetery, Grant City. A reception will be held at Orilla’s Way Residential Care Facility at 1:00 PM, following the service.

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When Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 10:30am - 10:30am
Andrews-Hann Funeral Home
416 South Front Street
Grant City, MO 64456
Additional Information The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services from 10:30 -11:30 AM

Service Information

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 11:30am
Rev. Bendi Burgin
Andrews-Hann Funeral Home
416 South Front Street
Grant City, MO 64456

Interment Information

Grant City Cemetery
State Highway 46
Grant City, MO 64456

Reception Information

Orilla's Way Residential Care Center
1209 South High Street
Grant City, MO 64456
Reception Extra Info
A reception will follow the committal service and begin at 1:00 PM.
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