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Billie Rose (Waddles) Thornsberry

April 29, 1947 ~ November 15, 2022 (age 75)
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Billie Rose Thornsberry, 75, of Decatur, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Adams Memorial Hospital. Billie was born in Topmost, Kentucky on April 29, 1947, to the late Clinis and Essie (Osborne) Waddles. On June 19, 1965, Billie married Farley Thornsberry in Caney Branch Baptist Church by Farley’s grandfather, Leonard Slone.

Billie is a member of Grace Fellowship. She is a graduate of Alice Lloyd College in Caney, Kentucky and continued her degree at Wright State College in Celina, Ohio; she then transferred to Indiana University to complete a bachelor’s degree in education and then on to get her master’s degree. She began her teaching career at Decatur Baptist Church School, then Adams Central Elementary as an Elementary Teacher, then finished her career at Adams Central as a reading professional.

Billie enjoys making her family happy with good cooking! Specializing in peanut butter and pecan pies, lasagna and shake and bake chicken. “Nana’s” biggest happiness was spoiling her grandchildren. It was a big job, and she did it well. Her passion was her beautiful flowers which adorned the paradise she called home. She tended her garden from morning to evening during the summer months and loved walking in the beautiful woods behind her house. They will all miss her loving care.

Billie is survived by her husband of 57 years, Farley Thornsberry of Decatur, IN; 2 sons, Farley (Dawn) Thornsberry Jr. of Ossian, IN and Benjamin Troy (Annie) Thornsberry of Eaton, OH; brother, Roy (Doris) Waddles of Convoy, OH; 2 sisters, Clara (Cledith) Huff of St. Marys, OH and Bonnie (Bill) Blythe of Decatur, IN; 3 grandchildren, Lauren, Logan and Gracie and 1 great granddaughter, Sophia

She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Waddles and sister, Annabelle Houser.

Family Greeting will be at 2:30 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Grace Fellowship Church followed by a 3:00 p.m. Funeral Service with Pastor Dan York officiating.

Preferred memorials are to Grace Fellowship Church.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 19, 2022

2:30 PM
Grace Fellowship Church

Funeral Service
November 19, 2022

3:00 PM
Grace Fellowship Church

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Billie Thornsberry

April 29, 1947-November 15, 2022

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