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Billie Lela Meddaugh, age 81, of Leslie, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 at her daughter's home near Morley under the loving care of her family and Elara Caring Hospice. 

The daughter of William Hamilton & Ruth Ilene (Briggs) Benchley, she was born on March 15, 1938 in Lansing and had worked as a caregiver for the elderly.  Billie enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing, and helping others and was a longtime member of Rives Baptist Church in Rives Junction. 

She was preceded in death by her parents;  an infant son;  a daughter, Lela Lucile Trotter;  two husbands, Marvin Richard Bunker and Richard Ray Meddaugh;  three sisters, Lucy Brock, Margaret Ewing, and Louise Benchley;  and a brother, William Benchley

Surviving are her three children, Tina Marie & Walter E. Myer, Jr. of Morley, Starlite Smith of Munith, and Clare Bunker of Lansing;  fourteen grandchildren;  twenty-one great grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are being planned and will be announced at a later date. Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place.

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen's Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638. 



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  1. Tina M Myer on January 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    A memorial luncheon will be held at the American Legion post in Leslie, MI. on Jan. 17th at 1:PM.G¥ñn+Å

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