Bilyeu, Inez Withers – Obituary

The funeral will be held Oct. 21 for Inez B. Bilyeu of Eugene who died Oct. 17 [2004] of age-related causes. She was 87. Bilyeu was born Oct. 13, 1917 in Oilton, Okla., to Ora Claude and Edna Guinn Withers. She married Edward Bilyeu on Oct. 13, 1940 in Lebanon. He died Nov. 13, 1978.

She moved to Lebanon in 1927, graduating from Lebanon High School in 1936. She and her husband opened an insurance agency in 1942 now known as Bilyeu-Mill Insurance. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and trips to the Oregon Coast and Clear Lake. She moved to Alpine Springs Assisted Living in Eugene in 2003. She belonged to the Lebanon First Assembly of God Church and most recently attended Willamette Christian Center in Eugene.

Survivors include four sons, Dean of Eugene, Dale of Lebanon, Dick of Bend and Don of Edmonds, Wash.; a brother, William Preever of Sunnyvale, Calif.; two sisters, Henrilla Reynolds of Spring Sands, Okla., and Patsy Springstun of Tucson, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be today, Oct. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Huston-Jost Funeral Home in Lebanon. Thursday’s funeral will be held at 11 a.m. in Lebanon First Assembly of God Church, followed by burial in the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Assembly of God Department of Homeland Missions or the Gideons Living Memorial.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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