NILES - Billie Ruth Holbrook, 81, of West Third Street, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her residence following a short illness.
She was born on Feb. 17, 1932, in St. Charles, Va., the daughter of William and Minnie Harris Newton.
A graduate of St. Charles High School, she was an insurance agent with National Life Insurance Co. She attended the Praise Cathedral Church of God.
Billie loved and cherished the time spent with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed camping in their motor home, country music and nature. Her back yard was a sanctuary to all the wildlife, which she watched and fed.
Billie is survived by five children, Victor (Kim) Holbrook Jr. of Niles, Ralph E. (Diane) Holbrook of Austintown, Carol (Ron) Rossi of Boardman, Timothy Holbrook of Niles and Herbert (Desiree) Holbrook of Niles; 10 grandchildren, Victoria Maroulis, Mark Weeks, Stephany Sericola, Tiffany Harklerode, April Cruz, Brent Holbrook, Laurie Pizzulo, Chad Holbrook, Jesse Holbrook and Durango Holbrook; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Currence of Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor P. Holbrook Sr., whom she married on Sept. 12, 1952, and who died on May 9, 2011; her parents; and her siblings, Ben, Oscar, James, Robert, Jewell, Ruby, Jessie, Freamon, John, Bonnie, Cora and Omer.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. James Salyers will officiate.
Burial will be in Kerr Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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