Billie Napier, 68

Billie Lou Napier, 68, of rural Wabash, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash. She was born Oct. 9, 1944 in Harlan, Ky. to Charles and Mary (Farmer) Branson.

Billie was a 1963 graduate of Hall High School in Harlan, Ky. where she had perfect attendance for 12 years. She married Fred G. Napier in Peru, on July 5, 1966. She was a member of the Jalapa Road Freewill Baptist Church, in Marion, and also taught Sunday school classes for 30 years. She loved to fish, and was a huge fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. Billie retired from Wabash Magnetics in 2004 after 10 years, and also worked at United Technologies in Wabash and North Manchester.

She is survived by husband, Fred G. Napier of Wabash; two sons, Charles "David" (Kim) Napier, Fort Wayne, and Harold (Krystal)  Napier, Wabash;  four grandchildren, Carla (Tim) Dietrich, Wabash, Cayla Napier, and Charles Napier both of Denver, and Faith Napier, Wabash. one great-grandson, Riddik Dietrich, Wabash; and two brothers, James (Sue) Branson, and Jack (Anna) Branson, both of Wabash.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Branson, and sister, Margaret Branson.

Funeral services will be held at Jalapa Road F.B.C. 1395 W. 500 N., Marion, on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Bill Bowling officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorial is National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St. New York, New York 10016.

The memorial guest book for Billie may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Jul 26