Wiletta "Billie" (Smith) Clouse
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Monday, December 24, 2018
Location: 11:45 p.m., at the White Oak Health Campus of Monticello, Indiana
Age: 88
Date of Birth: Tuesday, April 15, 1930
Birth place: Hammond, Indiana
Father: Benjamin H. Strong  
Mother: Viletta M. ( Ginn ) Strong  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Billie had lived in the Monticello, Indiana, area since 1985.
Funeral Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Funeral Location: Private Family Celebration of Life Service will be here at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana
Clergy: Jay Janke, Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello, Indiana
Burial will take place: Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Gary, Indiana
Visitation will be: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana. Following the Visitation for the Public, The Celebration of Life Service will be Private for the Family.
Biographical Information: Billie had lived in the Monticello, Indiana, area since 1985. She had lived in Hammond, Indiana, from 1930 to 1960, and Munster, Indiana, from 1960 to 1985. Billie graduated from Hammond High School of Hammond, Indiana. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, with her degree in education. Bille was a school teacher for Hammond Public Schools, teaching at Jefferson Elementary School of Hammond, Indiana, for twenty - three years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello, Indiana, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, and was in several bridge clubs. Billie had worked at the Kelley’s Interiors of Monticello, Indiana, for several years. Everyone that knew and met her loved and adored her. Most importantly Billie, was a wonderful and amazing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, and friend. Her loving presence will be dearly and greatly missed. Billie had a great sense of humor and was able to laugh at herself.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the Legacy Activity Program of White Oak Health Campus Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On April 15, 1954, in Hammond, Indiana, she married George T. Smith; he passed away on September 19, 1986. Then on May 3, 1997, in Monticello, Indiana, she married James Clouse; he is deceased.
Survivors include:
Terry (husband Ron) Miller of Monticello, Indiana,
Ron Smith of Burns Harbor, Indiana, and
Tammy (husband Mel) Downey of Monticello, Indiana;

Six (6) Grandchildren,
Ryan Miller,
Brandon Miller,
Kyle Miller,
Troy Smith,
Cole Downey, and
Heather Downey;

Two (2) Great Grandchildren,
Madeleine Miller, and
Nolan Miller;

Joyce Hawkins of Highland, Indiana, and
Anita (husband Curt) Lockhart of DeMotte, Indiana;

Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Great Great Nieces, Great Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.
Preceded in Death:
Benjamin H. and Viletta M. (Ginn) Strong;

First Husband,
George T. Smith;

Second Husband,
James Clouse;

Two (2) Sisters,
Dorothy Kretsch, and
Kathryn Carlisle;

Two (2) Brothers,
Red Strong, and
Don Strong;

Companion and Dear Friend,
James "Jim" Moore.
Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 - 8488.