Orvilla "Billie Rae" Bittiker, 76, Union Star, MO

Published 03/11 2014 11:24AM

Updated 03/11 2014 11:29AM

Orvilla “Billie Rae” Bittiker, 76, Union Star, Missouri died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

She was born January 31, 1938 to Sara Lorraine Sherman in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Billie spent most of her life loving and caring for her “kids”.  They were her life! She was talented in so many ways which included, decorating, sewing and cooking. She loved to cook Sunday dinners for her family and she never met a stranger. Some of her fondest memories were growing up in Clarksdale.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry J. “Hank” Manson and Sara Sherman; aunt, Pearl Collins, who raised her; and brothers. Tootie and Jack Collins.

Survivors: children, Larry Bittiker, Jr., Union Star, Missouri, Roxanne Russell (Rob), North Augusta, South Carolina, Cindy Wilkerson (Mark), Maysville, Missouri, Felicia Richey (Tom), Union Star, Missouri, Sharon Bone (Russell),Columbia, South Carolina, Crickett Bittiker (Mike) St. Joseph, Missouri, John Bittiker (Rachael), St. Joseph, Missouri and Chris Bittiker (Samantha), St. Joseph, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren, Josh (April), Sean, Jesse, Kyle, Amanda (Derrick), Racheal (Joe), Alena (Shane), Greg, Jr. (Crystal), Shawna, Savanna, Isabella, Cransten, Phoenix, Lainey, Dakota, Colton and Kady; fifteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Doris Collins and Betty Collins.

Services:  1:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Clarksdale Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Tuesday. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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