Billie Richerlee Becker

Billie Becker

Billie Richerlee Becker, 93, of McPherson, Kan., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, surrounded by her family at her home in McPherson. She retired from McPherson College where she worked for many years.

Becker was born on Sept. 16, 1924, in Livingston, Texas, the daughter of Charles and Peggy (Wedel) Sutton.  She graduated from Windom High School in Windom, Kan. She was united in marriage to Donald Richard Becker on Nov. 1, 1947, in Moundridge, Kan. He preceded her in death on June 17, 1989.

Becker was a member of First Baptist Church in McPherson where belonged to the Fidelis Sunday School Class.

Survivors include: four children, Eldon Becker of McPherson, Kan., Jeanene (Mark) Krogh of Randolph, Va., Darrell (Shelley) Becker of Coffeyville, Kan., and Sandra Thomas of McPherson, Kan.; 11 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; a brother; a half-brother; and a half-sister.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at First Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to First Baptist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

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