Billie Jean Homan 1927-2019

Billie Jean Homan 1927-2019

Billie Jean Homan, 92, of Holton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton.

She was born July 8, 1927, in Peabody, the daughter of Louis and Alice (Wheeler) Hargett. 

Billie Jean graduated from Peabody High School in 1945. She married Richard Eugene Homan on June 29, 1947 in Peabody. They loved to go out with friends and dance. Richard and Billie Jean celebrated more than 72 years of marriage.

She owned and operated, alongside her husband, the Montgomery Ward Catalog Store in Holton for 18 years and later managed apartments in Topeka. 

Billie Jean and her husband enjoyed traveling and spent winters in Harlingen, Texas, for more than 14 years. They also had a lot of fun playing cards and drinking wine with their family and friends. 

Survivors include her husband, Richard, of the home; three children, Vicki Justice (Melvin) of Holton, Richard “Rick” Homan (Kathy) of Grove, Okla., and Kathleen Berguist (Robert) of Joplin, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Ethelann Fillingham and Helen Norton. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends one hour prior to service time.

Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Croix Hospice or Medicalodges Activity Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


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109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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