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Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home

9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL

OBITUARY

Mary Angela BILLMYER

May 31, 1924September 24, 2019
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Mary Carlheim Billmyer, 95, slipped away peacefully to be with God on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 at Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers. She was born at home on May 31, 1924 in Altoona, Pa. to Edward and Catherine Carlheim, the youngest of 13, all of whom preceded her in death. She attended Altoona High School. She worked in personnel at McCrory Department Store in Altoona then transferred to the restaurant where she trained to be a manager. She transferred to the Winchester, Va. McCrory’s in 1956 as restaurant manager winning several awards during her more than 40 years of service. She met and married Ralph Billmyer; later divorced. He died in 1991. She is survived by her loving daughter, Connie Deane (Scott); grandson, Jeff Deane, along with many caring nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews as well as her grand dog & constant companion Gooseberry. She recently moved to Fort Myers to live with her daughter, son-in-law and grandson. She attended St. Cecilia Catholic Church and enjoyed the friendly parishioners she met there. Mary loved to cook and share her home-cooked meals with family and friends. Her kindness and thoughtfulness will live on with all those who knew and loved her as they pay it forward. Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct.4 ,2019 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home , 9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11:30a.m at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 5632 Sunrise Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Cecilia Catholic Church

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  • St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Mass Of Christian Burial Saturday, October 5, 2019

Memories

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Tracy Brannon

October 3, 2019

Sweet Mary,
You were such a sweet caring lady. The best sitter to me and you were always so welcoming. You made me feel loved and cared for. You were like a Grandma to me. I always enjoyed your cooking (the greens were my favorite), Birthday parties, playing in your big back yard and basement, to watching your "Soaps" with you. You sewed a blue blanket with silk on the ends for me and that was my favorite comfort blanket that I still have. I remember at night you always rubbed a cream to on your face and I still remember the smell of it to this day, 34 years later. One time you took me to the little Fair down from your home while my mom was out of town and we came back with a Guinea Pig, where my love for Guinea Pigs started. Thank you for letting me give you a couple Perms and cut your hair! I appreciate you for allowing me to share a part of my childhood with you.
Love you, Tracy

My deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Connie, Scott, and Jeff.

David Adams

October 1, 2019

Dear Connie I am so sorry for lost .Your mom was a sweet and beautiful lady.She had a loving and caring heart.Whether at Orchard ave. or Mcroys she showed love and compassion for people.My thought and prayers for you and your family. David Adams.

Sue Faulkner

October 1, 2019

Dear Connie, Scott and Jeff,
I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman, mom and grandma . My mom and I enjoyed meeting her at Jeff's Christmas tuba concert here in Naples and wish we could have gotten to know her more. She was so proud of her family. I am glad you were blessed with having her with you here in Florida. Our deepest condolences to all of you.
Love,
Sue Faulkner and Joan Harpring

Rhonda Boggs

October 1, 2019

Mary, We shared a lot of memories together from the day I moved in next door in 1984. Thank you for sharing your life with me and Kari, you were like a Mother to me and Grandmother to Kari. You will be missed by all. We love you.

Connie, Scott and Jeff - my heart aches for all of you and hope you find peace in knowing that Mary is no longer in pain and she is with the Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you.

Carl Barrett (Skeeter)

October 1, 2019

It saddens me to hear about Mary. I often think about her and the other ladies I worked with at McCroy's. This was my first job and I enjoyed it everyday. She was a very thoughtful, loving and caring lady.

Carl L Barrett (Skeeter)

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