Billie J. Diehl

MullinaxFuneral services for Billie Diehl will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660) 679-0009 with Pastor Ron Dunlap officiating. Visitation prior to services from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, Missouri. Contributions are suggested to the wishes of the family.  Messages and memories may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Billie Jo Herman Garrison Diehl, 67 of Adrian, Missouri, passed away July 2, 2013 in Adrian. Billie was born September 4, 1945 to Leroy and Jean Thompson Herman in Butler, Missouri.

To Billie’s delight in 1950, Emsley Garrison became her step-dad. Billie grew up on a farm in Adrian. She accepted Christ as her savior as a child as a member of Adrian Christian Church. She attended school at Adrian R-3 all twelve years. In 1965, she married Dwight Diehl and to this union, two children were born, Bryon and Shelli.

Billie spent most of her adult years caring for challenged adults. In addition to her job, the center of Billie’s life was her family, taking great joy in her children and grandchildren and all their activities, and spoiling them.

Billie was preceded in death by her father Leroy Herman, step-dad Emsley Garrison, half-sister Shirley Rutledge, grandparents and great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She leaves behind her mother, Jean Garrison, son Bryon (Elaine) Diehl; daughter Shelli (Doug) White; grandchildren Matthew, Courtney Tayler and Madison Diehl; Erik and Brendin White; great-granddaughter Norah Gregg; and a great-grandchild on the way, two nephews Jessie and Johnny Rutledge; aunts, uncles, cousins, and an extended family of nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her loyal four-legged friends Macee and Jazzer; as well as a host of friends.

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8 thoughts on “Billie J. Diehl

  1. I am so very sorry for your loss.. May God wrap you in His loving care and carry you through this time..

  2. Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of Billie Jo. I know she will be missed by all who knew her.

  3. My deepest sympathy to you Jean, Bryon and Shelli. Billie Jo was a wonderful person. I remember when I first moved to Adrian and Billie invited me to a slumber party. What great fun that was. Our Senior Class play “Our Miss Brooks”. What a blast. She will be greatly missed. My thought and prayers are with all of you.

  4. Bryon, Shelli, and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time,

  5. Jerry and I are so sorry to learn of Billie Jo’s death. It seems like just a couple of years ago that she and I were cheerleaders together at Adrian and we were all running around together. We know you will miss her terribly. Sincerely, Sherry (Jenkins) and Jerry Fisher, Valdosta, Georgia

  6. Bryon, Shelli, and family;
    So sorry to hear that Billie Jo passed away. We worked together many years and had so many laughs together, she was a wonderful caring person. She always talked so proudly of her grandchildren. My thoughts are with her family at this sad time, she will be missed very much.

    Sincerely
    Shelley DeBrot

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