Benna Bilyeu (Gardner)
Benna Mae Bilyeu 87, Nixa, MO. passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018, after a short illness. She was born March 31, 1931, to Henry M. and Helen Mae (Owen) Gardner. She was a retired Inspector for the Litton Corporation. Benna enjoyed gardening, sewing and reading and spending time with her family. The Holidays were always her favorite time of year. Benna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James Lee Bilyeu, in 1993.
Benna is survived by her two daughters: Pamela Wilson and her husband Randy, and Susan Ray, and two sons: Rick Bilyeu and his wife Debbie and Greg Bilyeu and his wife Patty, nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, a sister, Mary Shelton, and one brother Junior Gardner.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m.Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Springfield National Veterans Cemetery. no visitation is planned. Arrangements under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home North.