Billie Marie Scheel

Billie Marie Scheel

Billie Marie Scheel 
April 23, 1927 - May 12, 2019
   Billie Marie Scheel was born on April 23, 1927, to Bill and Marie Gordon and passed away on May 12, 2019. 
   She was, first of all, a devoted Christian and a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. 
   Billie Marie was a life-long resident of Bay City and a faithful member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. 
   In her church life, she was an active member of the Daughters of the King, Altar Guild, layreader, Sunday School teacher, and Marriage Encounter. 
   She loved being “in the know” about everything going on in the world, but mainly her hometown of Bay City.
   She is survived by: her three sons, Rick Darby of Rockport, Texas, Brent Darby of Bay City, and Jeff Darby of Blessing; stepson, James Scheel; her daughters-in-law, Anna and Gina; grandchildren, Max, Betty Marie, Claire Wleczyk, Angie Hartl, and Heath Darby. 
   Great-grandchildren are Zachary, Taylor, Nicolas, Nicole, Kaitlyn, Will and Harper. 
   Her sisters are Betty Matthes and Ann Ryan.
Billie Marie was preceded in death by: her parents; husbands, Dickie Carter, Jim Darby and Paul Scheel; her brother, Tommy Gordon, and his wife, Dee, and great-granddaughter Caroline Wleczyk.
   The family would like to thank her caretakers and Hospice of El Campo for the last two weeks, and especially her grandson Heath for being her constant companion, cook and helped throughout her last few months.
   Funeral services will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on May 17, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2200 Avenue E, Bay City, TX 77414. 

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