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Retha Louise Bilby

February 4, 1932 June 18, 2019
Retha Louise Bilby
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Obituary for Retha Louise Bilby

RETHA LOUISE KIMBLE BILBY, age 87 years, a resident of Hambleton, WV, departed this life Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at her home. She had been in declining health.
She was born Thursday, February 4, 1932 at Hambleton, WV, a daughter of the late Carl Ray and Freda Muriel Evans Kimble. On April 7, 1951, at Washington, DC, she was married to Marion William “Bill” Bilby, who survives. They had celebrated sixty-eight years of marriage.
Also surviving are one daughter Marian Louise Tripp and husband, Edward of Huntsville, AL; one sister, Alice McCray and husband John of Bedford, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are one infant daughter, Susan Elaine Bilby; two brothers, Douglas Kimble and Carl Ray Kimble, Jr.; and one sister, Margie Vest.
She was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1950. She was a secretary working in Washington, DC, then moving back to Hambleton, WV, she worked at the Tucker County Court House, The Tucker County Health Dept. and for Mullenax Lumber Company for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Hambleton, a member of the Parsons Chapter #91, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the former Liberty Rebekah Lodge #95, Parsons. Retha was an avid embroiderer and enjoyed planting her flower garden. She was a wonderful cook and baker.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 PM. Pastor Susie Metzner will officiate, and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, WV.


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Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Parsons

312 Main Street
Parsons, WV 26287

Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Parsons
312 Main Street Parsons 26287 WV
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Jun

1:00 PM 6/22/2019 1:00:00 PM
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Parsons

312 Main Street
Parsons, WV 26287

Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Parsons
312 Main Street Parsons 26287 WV
United States

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Parsons City Cemetery Final Resting Place

103 Cemetery Drive
Parsons, WV 26287

103 Cemetery Drive Parsons 26287 WV
United States
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