Billie M. Ickes
Billie Mae Ickes (Stout) passed away with family at her side on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Billie was born July 30, 1929, to Hardy and Beulah (Verble) Stout in Battle Creek, MI. She attended school in Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1947. On Oct. 2, 1948, she was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Ickes.
Billie was a stay-at-home devoted mother to her children. When her children were grown she worked as a secretary in her husband's business, Rose Ickes and Pratt which later became The R. William George Company.
Billie and Bob retired to Fairfield Glade in 1992. They built a home on the 10th fairway of Druid Hills Golf Course where they enjoyed one of the best views in Fairfield Glade. Billie loved tennis and played singles and doubles on several leagues over the years at the Glade.
In 2016, Billie moved to her daughter's home in Strongsville, OH, and in October 2018, she moved into Vitalia Senior Residences in Strongsville where she remained until her death.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, William; brothers, Aaron, Paul and David Stout; and her daughter-in-law, Gloria Ickes.
Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Shoens (Rob) of Strongsville, OH; sons, Robert Ickes of Kalamazoo, MI, Guy Shanta (Linda) of Gilbert, AZ; sisters, Anna Rae Waltman, Glenna Bateson and sister-in-law Elaine Drikakis, all of Battle Creek; her beloved grandchildren, Todd, Sarah, Josh, Emily, Ashley, Amy, Christy Jo, Bethany, Dusty, Charlie and Taylor; and many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, June 15, at Bachman Hebble Funeral Home, 223 Bedford Rd. N. Battle Creek. Family will receive friends that day beginning at 1 p.m. until time of the service beginning at 2 p.m. Private interment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in
Battle Creek.
If desired, the family requests donations in Billie's memory to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 22730 Fairview Center Rd., Suite 100, Fairview Park, OH 44126.
Published on June 10, 2019

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