NORTHVILLE, Mich. – Willodene L. “Billie” Rich Bullerdick Powers, age 73, formerly of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, February 1, 2018.
Born February 22, 1944, in Richmond, Indiana, to John Joseph and Jean Louise Eubank Rich, Billie lived in the Richmond area most of her life. Over the past few years she had lived and spent time with her daughters in New Hudson, Michigan, and Seattle, Washington. Billie graduated in 1962 from Richmond High School and earned a master’s degree in education from Ball State University. She was very active in the Centerville-Abington School System, serving 20 years on the school board. Billie was also a retired elementary educator at Richmond Community Schools. She remained passionate about education, her family, and friends. Through her significant contributions, Billie will be forever a teacher.
Survivors include her daughters, Kristin (Bob) Hinshaw of Northville and Karissa (Jeff) Jagacki of South Lyon, Michigan; grandchildren, Sarah and Thomas Hinshaw and Adam and Grant Jagacki; brother, John Randall “Randy” (Patty) Rich; cousins; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Powers; son, Ryan Paul Bullerdick; and her parents.
A memorial visitation coffee hour for Willodene L. “Billie” Rich Bullerdick Powers will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond. A Celebration of Life service will be held immediately following at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Walker and Pastor Chip Belanga officiating. Honoring Billie’s wishes, a horse drawn carriage will precede the burial in Lutherania Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 (alz.org) or First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.