Imogene Thacker Billings

June 30, 1915January 23, 2013

BILLINGS, IMOGENE THACKER, of LaGrange, KY, passed away at the age of 97 on January 23, 2013. She was born June 30, 1915, in Ninevah (Anderson County), KY, to Rosetta Cole and John Thomas Thacker. She spent her childhood in Louisville, where she attended Eastern High School and her adulthood in Oldham County. Mrs. Billings was a homemaker and former employee of Pleasant Grove Hospital. She was a long time member of Ballardsville Baptist Church, having been baptized there in April 1949, where she had taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels She was preceded in death by her husband of 771⁄2 years, Clayton Savage “Bud” Billings; and a son, John Allen Billings; along with her parents; and four sisters, Aline Cannon, Alma Mazzoli, Jessie Phillips and Mary Frances Thacker. She is survived by four children, Clayton E. “Bill” (Mavis) Billings, Smithfield, KY, Barbara B.F. Williams, Longwood, FL, Rosalie B. Ashey, LaGrange, KY, and Nancye B. (Ashley) Chilton, Pleasureville, KY; daughter-inlaw, Dorothy T. Billings, Greenberg, IN; 14 grandchildren, Joseph E (Doris Billings, Theodore A. (Pam) Billings, Roger A. (Rose) Billings, James F. (Kat) Farley, William C. Farley, J. Scott (Shawn) Billings, Michael A. (Crystal) Billings, Amanda G. (Brian) Burlock, Marianna Ashey, Steven G. Ashey, Kelley D. Chilton, Chelley L. (Rob) Spenneberg, Debra Wilson and Joyce (Dale) Stakelback; Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; four nieces; six nephews; and the staff of Friendship Manor Nursing Home, where she resided for the past seven plus years. Visitation: January 26, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at Arch L. Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home, LaGrange, KY, with the funeral at 2 p.m. on January 27, 2013. Rev. Tommy Purvis, De- Haven Memorial Baptist Church and Rev. Tony Wolfenbarger, Ballardsville Baptist Church, are officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley of Rest Cemetery, LaGrange, KY


  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Gerald Richy

January 31, 2013

Clayton sorry to hear about your mom I know she is in heaven now. you probably will not get on the computer but Mavis will keep you up to date on this. Hope both of you are doing well.
Jerry richy

Donna Adair

January 30, 2013

What a precious soul Mrs. Billings was. My sister and I visited her at Friendship a couple of years ago. Her family and my mother's family were neighbor farmers for years. I have heard so many great stories about the good times they had. She and my mother shared the same birthday and she was always first to call with happy birthday wishes. I know she will be missed terribly but also know she is rejoicing in heaven.

Karen Byrd

January 28, 2013

Rosalie and family, Thinking of you with prayers during this difficult time. You have many special memories to hold dear. Hugs,

Alicia Puckett

January 26, 2013

Chelley, you and your family are in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Margaret Dixon

January 26, 2013

Sorry to hear about your Mom but she is at peace and with your Dad.
I'll talk to you soon.
Love you,
Margaret and Bill Dixon

Rebecca Bailey

January 26, 2013

My heart goes out to each of you at the loss of your sweet mother. I had the wonderful honor of meeting her, and fell in love with her the minute she spoke to me. She was a delightful and kind woman that will be missed deeply by many, including myself. God bless each of you and know that I am thinking of you with a tear of sadness and joy in my heart, for I know she is with the heavenly Father at this time.

January 25, 2013

Our sympathies and prayers are with you and your family.

Chuck and Sonja Mathis

Easter Ward

January 25, 2013

Rosalie, I am very sorry for the loss of your Mother. May you and your family take comfort in knowing that she is now with the other angels doing the work of our Lord. I will remember you in prayers.

January 25, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories forever.

Billy, Cheryl and Matthew Foster

Dellazine Miller Moran

January 25, 2013

Rosalie Sorry to learn of the death of your mother. I know it is hard, since I have just gone through it with the loss of my husband. Take one day at a time and know that our prayers are with you