Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Billie Jean Dart, 81, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012, in her home.

She was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Washburn, the daughter of Hazel (Anderson) Bishop and Guy P. Church. On Aug. 5, 1956, she was united in marriage to Bernard Gordon Dart, who preceded her in death on June 25, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Hazel and Jack Bishop and her father, Guy P. Church.

Survivors include: three daughters, Kathy Weathers and her husband, Johnny, of Washburn, Missouri, Linda McBride and her husband, Jerry of Cassville, Missouri, and Janet Ballard and her husband, Roger, of Cassville, Missouri; two brothers, Wendell Bishop and his wife, Jan, of Seligman, Missouri, and Russell Bishop and his wife, Eleanor, of Seligman, Missouri; two sisters, Jackie Dart and her husband, Gaylord, of Garfield, Ark., and Patsy Richardville and her husband, Gary, of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, Robert and Daniel Stubblefield, Clayton and Lonnie Bass and Jared and Justin Ballard; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Billie grew up and received her education at Washburn, graduating with the Class of 1948. She was a licensed beautician, but most of her life was spent raising her family, raising chickens and helping her husband with their cattle. One of her favorite pastimes was making quilts. She also loved music, attending music parties on the weekends. She was a life-time member of the United Methodist Church at Washburn.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Ronnie Black and Pastor Russell Bishop conducted the services. Burial was at Corinth Cemetery, Cassville.

Contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus or Washburn United Methodist Church in memory of Billie.

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