OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Billie L. Nedeau, 72, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. She was born on Oct. 14, 1944, in Kingman, Kan., the daughter of Harold and Rosalia Smith O’Leary.
Billie had lived around the country as an Air Force wife and had been in Topeka for a several years before moving east of Osage City, Kan., in 1989.
Billie graduated from Pretty Prairie (Kan.) High School and then attended the Wichita (Kan.) Business College. She had worked for Capital City Nissan in Topeka as an office manager and bookkeeper. She was a member of the Wild Women of the Frontier and the Kansas Pride and Glory Riders. She was in the Topeka Bowling League and had helped her husband with bird dog trials. She had grown up in the Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church.
Billie was married to William Oliver in 1964, they divorced in 1984, and he passed away in 2016. She married Bill Nedeau in December 1989.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Rosalia; son, Jeffrey Oliver in 1986; stepdaughter, Paula Nedeau in 1986, and brother, J.R. O’Leary in 2009.
Billie is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home; daughter, Janet Oliver-Fisher, Manhattan, Kan.; stepdaughter, Jodi Nedeau Perry (Jim), Carbondale, Kan.; stepson, Tim Nedeau, Scranton, Kan.; sister, Peggy O’Leary Tacha (Roger), Oakley, Kan.; sister-in-law, Joyce O’Leary, Hutchinson, Kan.; three granddaughters, Alyssa Fisher, Briana Fisher and Brynna Perry; and two nephews, Dusty Tacha, Pretty Prairie, and Mike O’Leary, Hutchinson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Osage City Cemetery. Following committal services at the cemetery, there will be a lunch at the Osage City Community Building.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Hunting Dog Club, the Helping Hands Humane Society, or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left for the family at feltnerfuneralhome.com.