Billie M. (Winchester) Poppa

DATE OF BIRTH:	18 Dec 1925 Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
DATE OF DEATH:	24 Feb 2002 Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN

Franklin Daily Journal 26 Feb 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

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

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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