Billie J. (Beachler) Steed, 78, of Redkey passed away surrounded in love and by her two daughters at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis on January 27, 2021 following a short illness. She was born on December 30, 1942 in Michigan City.
Billie is a graduate of Isaac C. Elston High School (1962) and later earned an Associate’s Degree from Indiana Business College. She retired from the State of Indiana in 2013 after working for more than 40 years as a Claims Taker for the Unemployment Office.
Billie loved to be social and had friends everywhere she went. She didn’t know a stranger and would give you the coat off her back (literally). She enjoyed going to fall festivals, shopping (she was always on the hunt for “a bargain”), relaxing at the casino and spending Labor Day weekend at the annual softball tournament in Winchester. She loved to fish and shared many adventures on the pontoon with her family and friends.
Above all, though, Billie’s family was her world. Her grandkids held a special place in her heart. Sunday family dinners will simply never be the same without Billie or her “Silly Billie Chili”. She would light up a room with her presence and her laugh was a beautiful sound.
Billie is survived by two daughters; Daline (Robyn Ford) Beachler of Albany and Michelle (Brad Lee) Gardner of Redkey; three sisters, Judy, Jane and Betty; seven grandchildren, Jade Gardner of Albany, Logan Beachler of Albany, Darrian, McKenna, Blaine, and Casea Lee of Desoto, and Matthias Steed of Dunkirk; two great-grandchildren, Sunshine Raine Sanders and Axl Storm Lee; and her significant other, Steve Curtis of Albany. Billie will be missed by many other loving family members and friends who cherished her dearly. She was a mom, sister, aunt, mamaw and genuine friend to several…too many to name all — you know who you are and she loved each one you!
She is preceded in death by her husband, James (Jim) D Steed; and her parents, Dale & Elizabeth (Vernon) Frye and Wilber & Maurine Beachler as well as several other family members.
A celebration of Billie’s life will be held on Saturday, February 6th from 2pm-6pm at:
American Legion Post 19
418 N Walnut St.
Muncie IN 47305
Must follow health guidelines
A special “Thank You” to Bethel Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center as well as all the caregivers, nurses, therapists and doctors for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society.