Age 88, of Lansing, formerly of Dimondale and Gun Lake, passed away October 19, 2012. Billie was born December 23, 1923 in Little Rock, AR to William and Cornelia Staub. Billie’s first and foremost joy in life was her family and the laughter that ensued. She was fortunate to travel extensively throughout the world. Billie was a volunteer with the Mary Magdalen League and Angelus League at St. Lawrence Hospital and served on many fund-raising committees. She was also a member of the Waverly 39ers and Red Hat Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester, in 2007 and her parents. Surviving are daughter, Sandy (Bruce Herrick) Verlinde of Holt; sons, Ted (Carolyn) Sleight of Lansing and Tim Sleight of Gun Lake; 4 grandchildren, Suzy (Jason) Howell, John (Mary) Verlinde, Jason and Nicole; six great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends, to celebrate her life, on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Billie’s home at 419 White Pine Blvd., Lansing.
Memorial contributions in memory of Billie may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Per her wishes cremation has taken place. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.