Doreene Billingsley, 82, Sheridan, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, 2020 at Riverview Health in Noblesville, Ind.
Born July 16, 1937 in Sheridan, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Harold and Gladys Ellen (Pursiful) Billingsley.
Shortly after graduating from Sheridan High School with the Class of 1956, she took a secretarial position with Public Service of Indiana. This initial job opening would eventually grow into a 50 year career with the company; the last 20 of those years being spent as an office manager.
She was a longtime member of Hills Baptist Church, serving as their organist and pianist for over 45 years.
Ms. Billingsley had a deep appreciation for flowers and loved fussing around in the garden. She was also very talented in the kitchen. Cooking seemed to come very naturally to her, but baking was where she truly exceled. Her favorite part was always getting to share what she had made with friends and family.
She loved her family very much, and that included her animals. Over the years she cared for more cats and critters than anyone in the family could name. There is a special place in heaven for animal lovers; she and Jo Jo are there helping take care of all the pets until they are reunited with their humans.
Survivors include her three brothers, Phillip (Marie) Billingsley of Philadelphia, Don Billingsley of Arkansas, and Duane (Sharon) Billingsley of Middletown; five nieces, Rita, Maria, Sherry, Mary Anne and Lora; two nephews, Steven and Scott; and by her sister-in-law, Anita Billingsley of Sheridan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Harold Billingsley; sister-in-law Jane Billingsley; two nephews, Bruce and Dennis; and by her beloved dog Jo Jo, who has patiently been waiting for Doreene to join her for 24 years.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Family and friends may pay their respects from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Hills Cemetery in rural Clinton County. Pastor Charles Cole will be officiating.