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Nellie Ranney

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Visitation for Nellie Jean Billingsley Ranney will be Friday, Oct. 16, at Riley Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. at Riley Funeral Home with burial in Liveoak Cemetery.

Mrs. Ranney passed away Oct. 12, 2020.

She was born to James Nathan and Wanda Eula Fisher Billingsley on Jan. 20, 1941, in Hamilton County. She attended Liberty-Ohio Elementary school and in the eighth grade transferred to Evant Junior High School where she graduated in 1958. After graduation, she went to Austin to attend Nixon-Clay Commercial College. It was there that she met Richard Larry Ranney and they were married on April 30, 1960. To this union was born Richard Lynn Ranney and Lisa Jean Ranney.

Jean began work for the State Highway Department in January 1959 and worked there for 32 years in various divisions and with many wonderful people. She retired in March 1992. She also worked for a year at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamilton, four years at Christ Lutheran Church in Austin and Crouch & White Law Office in Hamilton.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, brothers-in-law Layne Ranney and Gary Hunter and sisters-in-law Carolyn Billingsley and Linda Ranney Hendry.

Jean is survived by her children, Lynn (Linda) and Lisa (Karen); three grandchildren, Carl Ranney, Casey Ranney and Paige (D.J.) Foster; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon Ranney, Logan Ranney, Jaydyn Foster, Nathan Foster, Lilli Foster, Kya Foster and Easton Foster; two brothers, Jim Billingsley and H.J. (Phyllis) Billingsley; a sister, Mary Alice Hunter; a number of nieces and nephews; step-granchildren Stefanie VanderWood (Scott) and Mark Simons; and step great granddaughter Jenni Lee.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children, American Cancer Society or Capital Area Parkinsons Society.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Focused Care in Hamilton and Solaris Hospice also in Hamilton.