Virginia Dearing Billington was born to parents, Walter and Mary Jane Mills Dearing on May 24, 1924 and departed this life on June 12, 2006 at the age of 82 years and 19 days in Farmington, Missouri. Virginia was born and raised in Kennett, Missouri. On June 9, 1975, Virginia Dearing Billington married Art Billington, who preceded her in death in 1985. Virginia was a longtime member of Southside Baptist Church.
Virginia Dearing Billington is survived by her children, Barbara Hallum and husband, Bob, of Holcomb, Mo., Linda Haggard, of Campbell, Mo., Larry Hankins and wife, Tena, of Farmington, Mo., Paul Hankins and wife, Kim, of Campbell, Mo. and Virginia Wild and husband, Karl, of Farmington, Mo.
Virginia Dearing Billington is survived by her grandchildren, Penny Lampkin and husband, Mark, of Rector, Ark., Jeff Minyard and wife, Colleen, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Cindy Nelson and husband, Ronnie, of Kennett, Mo., Jason Minyard, of Holcomb, Mo., LeeAnn Crawford and husband, Tommy, of Campbell, Mo., Shane Hankins and wife, Shauna, of Columbia, Mo., Jesse Hankins and wife, Toni, of Farmington, Mo., Sarah Hankins, of Farmington, Mo., Justin Hankins and wife, Misty, of Campbell, Mo., Kyle Hankins, of Campbell, Mo., Samantha Jo and Alexandra Wild, of Farmington, Mo. Virginia is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Virginia Dearing Billington is survived by a brother, Damon Dearing, of Grants, New Mexico and her sister-in-law, Loretta Dearing, of Kennett, Mo., and a host of many other relatives and friends.
Virginia Dearing Billington was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mary Jane Mills Dearing, her three brothers, Lenard, Winfred and Paul Dearing; her two sisters, Gertrude Sparkman and Georgia Saumier; her daughter, Brenda Jo Hankins and her son, Richard Steven Hankins.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Thursday, June 15, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 16, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bud Evans officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
The pallbearers are Justin Hankins, Kyle Hankins, Jesse Hankins, Tommy Crawford, Kevin McKay and Damon Middleton.
The honorary pallbearers are Walter Dearing, Grover Dearing, Bob Hallum, Karl Wild, Shane Hankins and Damon Dearing .