Moila (Strickler) Bilby

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Moila (Strickler) Bilby, 97, of Washburn, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at her home.

She was born June 16, 1920, in Craig, the daughter of Warren and Edith (Lower) Strickler. On Nov. 16, 1940, she was united in marriage to George M. Bilby, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister and two grandchildren.

Survivors include: three sons, George Bilby of Washburn; Gary Bilby of St. Joseph, and Ross Bilby and his wife Cheryl of Rosendale; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She received her masterís degree for Northwest Missouri State. She taught school and was a librarian for several years at St. Joseph and Forbes school in Missouri and also taught in Oklahoma and Texas. In 1977, she moved to southwest Missouri where she raised cattle in Barry and McDonald counties. She continued to maintain crops in northern Missouri even in her later years. She attended Cassville United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Schooler Funeral Home in Fairfax, Mo., with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be at Tharp Grove Cemetery in Fairfax.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 15, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

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