Log in Fall Special

Ruth Lavon Billington


Ruth Lavon Billington, 97, of Holiday Island, Arkansas, formerly Monmouth, Kansas, passed away at 10:44 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Circle of Life Hospice Home at Legacy Village in Bentonville, Arkansas.

She was born Jan. 3, 1925 at Frontenac, the daughter of John and Laurie E. (Graham) Wayenberg. She attended McCune schools and graduated from McCune High School in 1944. Mrs. Billington moved from Monmouth to Cherokee and later moved to the Prestige Assisted Living in Holiday Island, Arkansas to be near her daughter.

On Apr. 23, 1948, she was united in marriage to Lawrence R. Billington. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1987.

Mrs. Billington was the secretary at McCune School for many years. She later cooked at the school. Her main job in life was a farmer’s wife.

Membership was held in the Christian Church of McCune, Kansas. She was a Past Commander’s Wife and Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Pittsburg American Legion.

Survivors include a daughter, Ellen Hosier and her husband, Harry of Garfield, Arkansas; Six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, husband, two sons, David S. Billington and Larry L. Billington; a daughter, Jane Ann Billington and a brother, John David Wayenberg.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday June 8th at the Brenner Mortuary with Charlie Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Monmouth Cemetery, near McCune. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until service time at the Brenner Mortuary. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary.