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Juanita Billow

Posted By Scott Hanes On May 20, 2022 @ 6:57 pm In Obituaries | 8 Comments

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Juanita Billow was born on January 17, 1930 in Fremont, OH to John and Elsie Linton.  She was a 1948 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.  She married Ralph Billow on January 16, 1949 at the Fremont Church of the Nazarene and he preceded her in death on April 10, 2021.   Juanita worked for Bellevue General Electric Company and the Hayes Presidential Center where she served as a guide at the Hayes Home for twenty years, retiring in 1992.  She was also a volunteer for Mobile Meals at Fremont Memorial Hospital for ten years.  She loved to bake and made wonderful homemade pies that were shared with many people.  As a sophomore in high school, Juanita began a wonderful friendship with Betty Hood, of Brisbane, Australia through a homework assignment to find a pen pal, and the two ladies have continued this friendship for more than seventy-five years involving their whole families in this relationship.  Betty visited her in 1974, 1992 and 2019, and Ralph and Juanita visited Australia in 1983 and 1996.  All of these trips were wonderful sight-seeing adventures made all the more memorable by their wonderful friendship.

Juanita is survived by sons, Ron (Margaret), Dennis (Sue), Steve (Deborah), and son-in-law, Jim Collum; grandchildren, Matthew (Heather), Vaughn, Alison (Nate) Hyde, Timothy (Hailey), Stacy (Ian) West, Stephanie Billow, Lisa Foreman, Brendon and Zachary Collum; great grandchildren, Jackson and Piper Billow, Audrey, Lily and Claire West; and sister, Janet Schroderer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph; daughter, Elaine Collum; sisters, Bonnie Humphrey, Pat Montgomery and brothers, John and Donald Linton.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fremont Church of the Nazarene, 1925 N. Fifth St, Fremont, OH.

Services will begin at 1:00 pm at the church with Pastor Dan Vickey officiating.

Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, OH

A luncheon will follow the burial at the church.

Memorials can be made in Juanita’s honor to the Fremont Church of the Nazarene, Hayes Presidential Center, or the Sandusky County Historical Society.

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#1 Condolence By Kathy Stout On May 21, 2022 @ 1:35 am

Ron and Family,
So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace.

#2 Condolence By Michael Stratford On May 21, 2022 @ 6:57 pm

It was with great sadness that I learned yesterday that Juanita had passed away. Juanita was one of my five cousins in the USA. They were sons and daughters of my Aunt Elsie, my mother’s oldest sister.I had known of them from my childhood but it wasn’t until 1980 that I finally met them all when my Mum, Dad, my family and I travelled to Fremont. We were welcomed with such joy and kindness that within a very short time we felt we had known them all our lives. We spent part of our time in Fremont staying at Spiegel Grove as guests of Juanita and Ralph who not only treated us royally but gave us personal tours of President Hayes’ home and museum Their son Dennis even gave us a ride in a police patrol car and tour of the local police station. Those few days have been a precious memory for us ever since. I wish we could have visited again and that Ralph and Juanita could have visited us in England. Thank you Juanita and the family for that wonderful time. Our sincere condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. xx

#3 Condolence By Jeff and Barb Aldrich On May 21, 2022 @ 11:15 pm

Dear Steve, Deb and Family, Please accept our sincerest sympathies. May all the happy memories you created together help you through this sorrowful time. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

#4 Condolence By Uwe and Sue Straube On May 23, 2022 @ 2:08 pm

Ron and family,

Deepest condolences from Uwe and I. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

#5 Condolence By Dawn Kimmet On May 23, 2022 @ 4:16 pm

Steve and family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you and the family. Prayers.

#6 Condolence By Karon (Tolhurst) Chrzan On May 23, 2022 @ 4:37 pm

Ron, Dennis, Steve and Families,

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a a good person. I am sure she will be missed by all. We have the assurance that she is up in Heaven now with your Dad and all of the folks who have gone on before her. You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I pray that you all will feel God’s peace and presence with you now.

In Christ’s Love,
Karon (Tolhurst) Chrzan
David Chrzan
John Morgan

#7 Condolence By Arlene (Tjaden) Garvin-Killy On May 24, 2022 @ 2:07 am

Our loss is heavens gain. I know Juanita will be missed by your family. She’s rejoicing with your dad. Prayers for comfort.

#8 Condolence By sonny and joane jones On May 26, 2022 @ 7:21 pm

steve and debbie, sorry to hear about your lost,know that sonny and i are thinking of you with our thoughts and prayers

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