Obituary – Jeffrey R. “Jeff” Billiar

Upland — Jeffrey R. “Jeff” Billiar, 58, Upland, died April 13, 2013, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital, Franklin, after an accident.

Services were April 16 at the United Methodist Church, Franklin, with Pastor Nancy Leonard officiating. Interment was in the Macon-Union Cemetery, Macon.

Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin, was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Feb. 25, 1955, in Ames, Iowa, to Dr. Robert and Shirley (Jensen) Billiar and grew up in South Sioux City. He graduated from South Sioux City High School in 1973. After high school he became a Certified Respiratory Therapist Technician. He met Debra Thompson at St. Luke’s Hospital, Sioux City, Iowa. They were married May 23, 1986 in Beaumont, Texas. They lived in McCook, Gibbon, Valentine, Wakefield and Upland. He graduated from the Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island, and was certified in 1997. He worked in law enforcement in the cities of Valentine and Wayne, and in Dixon, Colfax, and Franklin Counties in Nebraka. Edie Ann was the joy of his life. She came to live in the Billiar home in 1994 and was adopted in 1996. Edie and her father, spent time together in the workshop making things, such as bird houses, various feeders, and 4-H projects. Jeff enjoyed working on his acreage, fishing, gardening and restoring his classic car (Nova).

Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Debra; daughter, Edie Billiar, Upland; his father, Dr. Robert Billiar and wife, Shirley, South Sioux City, two brothers and wives, Tim and Edith Billiar, Pittsburgh, Pa.,and Sam and Cindy Billiar, Sioux Falls, S.D.; sister, Suzie Billiar, and husband, Brian Davis, Florida; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley A. (Jensen) Adams and his grandparents.

The family suggests memorials be given to the family and charities will be named later.