Esther Billington

ADRIAN – Esther Anna Billington, 104, of Blissfield passed away on Monday, January 7th in Adrian.

Esther was born in Palmyra on March 11, 1908 to Pliney and Mary Jones. She married Harold Billington in June of 1934, Harold preceded her in death in 1983. Esther was a teacher in Palmyra and Madison Schools for a number of years, teaching 2nd grade. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and playing board games with her grandchildren.

Esther is survived by her children Barbara (Emerson) Bliesner and Robert (Karen) Billington both of Blissfield; grandchildren Danielle (Shane) Waigle, David Billington, Scott Billington, Dawn (Jeff) Lyle, Diane (Ray) Bihn, and Tom (Colleen) Bliesner; great grandchildren Anna, Alexzandria, and Thomas Waigle, Adam and Jennifer Lyle, Mackenzie and Sydney Bihn, Kip and Kash Bliesner, and one great great grandchild Coleson Lyle.

Esther is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Paul Jones, Webb Jones, and Alice Tidswell, and granddaughter Debbie Frederick.

Services for Esther will be on Friday, January 11th, at 11:00 a.m. at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield, with Rev. Aden Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 10th, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice or Zion United Bretheren Church. You may send a condolence to the family at