Beverly Jean Bills

Beverly Jean Bills, 80, Springfield, died Nov. 6, 2018, at Cox Hospital after a tragic accident in her home.
Bills was born Dec. 22, 1937, in Springfield, to Paul and Jerry (Crum) Adams. She was united in marriage to Frankie Bills on Aug. 16, 1959. Bills taught vocal and instrumental music for Ash Grove Elementary Schools for 30 years where she touched the lives of many students. She was a faithful member of Hamlin Baptist Church for over 80 years, instructing children in Sunday School, acting as treasurer of the WMU, and serving as church wedding coordinator, as well as utilizing her musical talents in the adult choir.
After her retirement from teaching in 1989, she and her best friend, Donna Warren, opened a business known as the Glitz Girls. They created jewelry and clothes for 22 years.
Bills enjoyed everything she did and wanted every- one to share her enthusiasm. From needlework to golf, travel to shopping for a bargain, her positive nature was contagious.
Bills was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Frankie; her sister, Debby and husband, Arnie Bader of Springfield; their daugh- ter Stacey Wolf and son, Kyle of Springfield; six sets of in-laws: Violet Asher of Springfield; Phyllis Sutherland of Wichita, Kan.; Susie and Paul Nease of Kansas City; Gary and Glenna Bills of Phoenix, Ariz.; Sandy and Richard Lindsey and Donna and Eddie Scott both of Springfield. In addition, she is survived by a host of nieces and nephews and best friends Rollie and Donna Warren.
Services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Hamlin Baptist Church with the Reverend Mark Killingsworth and Reverand C. Calvin Maberry officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 11, from 4-6 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home East.
Memorial donations may be made to Hamlin Baptist Church Building Fund, the American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice


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