Catherine McClain Billingsley

Catherine McClain Billingsley, age 62, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed away, Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 24, 1954, daughter of the late Mary Estelle (Sullivan) and Harry Nelson McClain. Catherine was united in marriage to Dean Billingsley on August 19, 1978, at Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin, Arkansas, and from this union two children were born. She spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, cousin, aunt, teacher and friend. Catherine worked for Izard County Consolidated Schools first as a third and fifth grade teacher and then as a reading counselor for 30 years. She was a longtime member of The Eagle's in Horseshoe Bend, the Arkansas Education Association, and of the Methodist faith. Catherine is survived by her husband, Dean Billingsley of the home; daugher, Kiah Billingsley - Eull and husband Jeremy of Mayflower, Arkansas; son, Seth Billingsley and wife Krista of Laurel, Maryland; brothers, Charles McClain of Lee, New Hampshire and Chris McClain of Cambridge, Illinois; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mary McClain and sister, Carole Lita McClain-Goewert. Memorials may be made to the Horseshoe Bend Library, 9 Club Road, Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas 72512. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 beginning at 4 p.m. at Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

Published April 20, 2017