Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home

4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR


Billie Merrill Trosper

29 April, 192811 July, 2019

Billie Trosper, 91, of Alma, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019. She was born April 29, 1928 in Fort Smith to the late Harry and Billie Coughlan. She graduated from Northside High School, and helped in the planning of all of her class reunions; and was a member of the Maple Shade Church of the Nazarene in Alma. She was retired from Dixie Cup, and preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Trosper; and a sister, Connie Choate.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol Mayhew and husband Frank of Mulberry, and Linda Scott of Alma; a son, Bill St. Mary and wife Leann of Tontitown; a stepson, Greg Trosper and wife Debbie of Fort Smith; ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Fort Smith National Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Start, 4401 Kibler Road in Van Buren, 72956.


  • Graveside Service Monday, 15 July , 2019


Billie Merrill Trosper

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Carol Mayhew

13 July 2019

MOM ... Your work is done on this earth and now I must carry on your smiles and love !!! I will miss you always and hold our memories ever so close in my heart !!! We will meet again when the roses bloom ... Rest now ... I love you !!!

Judy Horton

13 July 2019

She was my grandma by all the love and kindness she showed to me. She will be missed but remembered for ever as dear sweet grandma Billie.

Pat Myers

13 July 2019

Miss Billie I didn't know you very well, but what I knew you were a wonderful person. I knew you through Linda Center and was around you a few times. You lived a nice long life and enjoy the rest of it in heaven. RIP Miss Billie. Prayers to the family.

Debbie Peters

13 July 2019

Mrs. Billie was like family to me. I will always remember her fixing pumpkin bread in coffee cans, which was delicious!! I will miss her so much. May you Rest In Peace Grandma Billie!! Thoughts and prayers to the family. 😪🙏

Marcella Garrett

12 July 2019

Billie was always kind to me and hauled me around just like one of her own. I have lots of fond memories of time spend with Carol at their house and Billie will be missed. Prayers for Billy, Carol and Linda and the extended family.