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 Billie Louise <I>Ratliff</I> Staggs

Billie Louise Ratliff Staggs

McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA
Death 11 Apr 2018 (aged 89)
Port Acres, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Burial Humble, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 188691865 · View Source
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Billie was born in the Lovejoy Community which makes up part of McKinney. She was born at home, on the kitchen table. The doctor thought she would not live and set her aside but her grandmother wrapped her in a blanket and put her in a small box on the open oven door to keep her warm.

Billie is the only child of Emily Elizabeth Joplin and Percy Felder Ratliff.

Married first to Elm Halprin. Dec 25, 1943, at Gary Air Force Base, San Marcos, Caldwell Co., TX
He was shot down over Italy July 25, 1944. (No children)

She married Clarence Wilkinson Sept 26, 1952 Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX. There were 3 children born of this marriage.

She married Thomas Edward "Tommy" Bell Sept 12, 1958, Greenwood, Le Flore Co., MS. One child born of this marriage.

She married James R. "Jim" Staggs in Beaumont, Jefferson Co TX in March 1972 and they lived in Okla until his death in Dec. 30, 2004

She lived the last 5 years of her life in the home of her youngest daughter and son-in-law in Port Arthur, TX.

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Half Siblings
Gravesite Details Cremated, ashes buried, headstone pending
  • Maintained by: kim thibodeaux
  • Originally Created by: Texas History Hunter
  • Added: 10 Apr 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 188691865
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Billie Louise Ratliff Staggs (3 May 1928–11 Apr 2018), Find A Grave Memorial no. 188691865, citing Rosewood Funeral Home and Cemetery, Humble, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by kim thibodeaux (contributor 46578065) .