5345 South Street | Vermilion, OH 44089
Obituary of Beverly Billings
Beverly Wendt Billings (nee Kuschke), aged 83, died peacefully in Ames Family Hospice, Westlake, OH on September 7, 2018 surrounded by her family.
Born on December 9, 1934 in Hahnemann Hospital, Scranton, PA, she went to work at the age of 11 at the hospital working there until high school graduation where she graduated at the top of her class in the general course. Her desire was to enroll in college but there was no money in a family of 7 to support her. She instead ventured into the business world where she distinguished herself by her intelligence, attention to detail, and organizational skills. She met her first husband who was on a break from Michigan State University in the Poconos, and they were married in 1959. They set up housekeeping in Lansing and had 3 sons and eventually moved to Orchard Park, NY. She worked for National Fuel Gas in Buffalo for 20 years as an executive assistant to the General Council and secretary of the parent company retiring in 1998. After retirement, she moved with her second husband, Bruce A. Billings, who died in 2014, and was married for 23 years. After retiring, she and Bruce moved to North Carolina where she continued to have a good life, traveling to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. She and her husband enjoyed bicycling and boating and were members of the Orchard Park Country Club, Youngstown Yacht Club, Niagara Club and the Washington NC, Yacht and Country Club. Beverly also enjoyed watching football and remained a loyal Buffalo Bills fan all her life.
She is survived by her 3 sons Greg, Eric and Todd (April) Wendt all of Vermilion, OH; 2 granddaughters, Jennifer and Michelle, 2 great granddaughters, Rosalie and Isabelle, her brothers William Kuschke of Amherst, NY, and Barry Kuschke of Florsheim Germany, a beloved niece, Kimberly Kuschke of North Tonawanda, NY, as well as many other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Gordon Emmons and Esther M. (nee Morris) Kuschke, her sister Eleanor, and brothers Robert, and twin brothers Charles, and Christopher.
Beverly will be lovingly remembered through a private family service.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44110.
Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio 44089 is entrusted with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.