BILLIE ELDER 1947-2018

DEFIANCE – Former Paulding County resident, Billie Louise Elder, age 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 25.

She was born Aug. 9, 1947 in Paulding, the daughter of Ivan “Jake” and Leona (Strunkenburg) Aldred. They both precede her in death. On March 25, 1972, she married Fredrick Allen Elder who survives.

She is also survived by her children, Shannon (Brian) Deming, and Michael (Miriam) Elder; siblings Francis (Karen) Aldred, Ivan “Doc” (Rhonda) Aldred Jr., John Aldred, Mary Elder, Sheila (Gary) Justinger, Susan Aldred, Marcia Smith, and JoAnn Aldred; grandchildren Jasmine, Ariel, Taleah, Mercedes, and Anna; and great-grandson, Joseph.

She is also preceded in death by her siblings James, Max, Marlene Kay Aldred and Carolyn Dangler.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. She will be laid to rest in Paulding Memorial Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be 2–8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 at Den Herder Funeral Home. There will also be visitation on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to Defiance County Senior Center or American Cancer Society.

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