Cecile M. Billings, age 96, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Park Lane Nursing Home in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on August 3, 1923 in Sylvia, Kansas, the daughter of John & Marget H. McGuire Gatlin.
In 1927 she moved from Reno County, Kansas to Finney County, Kansas. In 1930 she moved to Scott County, Kansas where she attended grade school. She attended high school at Friend, Cripple Creek, Colorado and graduated from Garden City High School in 1940. She was a school cook in Friend, Kansas, owned and operated Billings Decorated Cakes and was on the election board.
She was a member of the Prairie View Church Of The Brethren in Friend, Kansas. Her other memberships included 4H Club Project Leader, Friendly Friends EHU, Lazy Daisy EHU, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Lifetime Member of Friend PTA, and was a Clerk for the Prairie View Church Of The Brethren.
On January 26, 1942 she married Nathan Millard Billings in Leoti, Kansas. He passed away on February 20, 2001 in Wichita, Kansas.
Survivors include her Two Sons - Larry & Donita Billings of Holcomb, Kansas, Kenneth L. Billings of Bessemer, Michigan, Two Daughters - Delinda & Thurman Dunagan of Scott City, Kansas, Ann & William Beaton of Scott City, Kansas, Three Sisters - Beulah McVey of Glasco, Kansas, Doris Warren of Clay Center, Kansas, Pauline Puterbaugh of Salida, Colorado, Twelve Grandchildren, Twenty Great Grandchildren and Twenty One Great Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her Parents, Two Brothers - John D. Gatlin, Paul Gatlin, One Sister - Margaret Bayer, One Daughter In Law - Patti Jo Billings and Three Grandchildren - Laura Faith Dunagan, Oliva Hope Dunagan and Colter Berry.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Prairie View Church Of The Brethren in Friend, Kansas with Pastor Jon Tuttle presiding.
Memorials can be made to the Prairie View Church, Park Lane Nursing Home or Garden City Hospice in care of Price & Sons Funeral Homes.
Interment will be in the Prairie View Church Of The Brethren in Friend, Kansas.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday and 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.