Funeral services for Billie Jean Whelchel, 67, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Whelchel died 5:25 p.m., Friday, December 6, 2013 at Ozarks Medical Center. She was born April 10, 1946 at West Plains, Missouri to Forrest and Marcella Sexton Hawkins. She received her education in the schools of West Plains and was married to Gerald Dunnihoo. She later married Earl Whelchel. Mrs. Whelchel was a Christian and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by one son, James Dunnihoo; four grandchildren, Tiana, Dakota, Dylan and Lisle; one great-granddaughter, Ryder; one brother, Randy Hawkins, wife, Mary Jo; two sisters, Connie Hawkins and Kathy Ledbetter, husband, Danny; five nephews; and many great nieces and nephews.
Her parents and both husbands precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 10th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or South Fork Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.