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 Arta Louise Billington, 94, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 6:25 A.M. Monday, January 8, 2018, in Bloomington, IL.
 
Louise was born on January 24, 1923, in McLean County to Oscar "Shorty” and Edith (Godker) Long. She married Ernest "Ernie” Charles Billington on January 6, 1943, in Bloomington. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2006.
 
Louise is survived by two sons, Robert (Vickie) Billington of Creve Coeur, IL, Ronald (Donna) Billington of Bellevue, NE, daughter-in-law, Annette Billington of Lincoln, IL, two brothers, Harold Long of Atlanta, IL, Kenny Long of Bloomington, IL, two sisters, Nancy Horner of Armington, IL, Mary Lou Pierce of Riverside, CA, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son James, two sisters and one brother. 
 
She was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church. After her retirement from Lehn and Fink in Lincoln, she and her husband enjoyed camping and fishing.
 
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, January 12, 2018, at Atlanta Cemetery in Atlanta, IL officiated by Casey McCormick. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church Building Fund. Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski is handling arrangements.

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