POPPA, Billie M. (Winchester) [Thompson]

Date of birth:  18 Dec 1925 – Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Date of death: 24 Feb 2002 – Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, February 26, 2002


Billie M. (Winchester) Poppa

Billie M. (Winchester) Poppa, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Com­munity Hospital South in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Indianapolis.

She was a 1944 graduate of South­port High School and a lifetime alumni member.

She was born Dec. 18, 1925, in In­dianapolis. Her parents were William T. and Lillian Mary (Redmond) Winches­ter. She married James T. Thomp­son, Jr. He preceded her in death. She then married Richard F. Poppa on Aug. 8, 1990. He preceded her in death Dec. 1, 1994. Survivors include two step­sons, Richard A. Poppa of Skaneateles, N.Y., and William S. Poppa of La­fayette, La.; two stepdaughters, Carol DeCoursey of Indianapolis and Lou Renshaw of Columbus; a sister, Donna J. Schafer of Greenwood; six grand­children; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bettielee Harnedy and Norma Ruth Winchester.

She was employed as program eng­ineer at Boeing Co. in Huntsville, Ala., for 24 years. She was previously em­ployed at Stewart Warner Corp. in Indianapolis.

She was a member of Southport Heights Christian Church, Southport Chapter 442 Order of Eastern Star and Tuesday Morning Bible Study.

The Rev. Keith Hamm will conduct a service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Indianapolis. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southport High School Alumni As­sociation, 971 E. Banta Road, Indian­apolis, IN 46227; or American Cancer Society, 6030 W. 62nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46278

Link to Billie M. (Winchester) Poppa’s Find A Grave memorial

Submitted by Mark Wirey