Olivia Taylor Billings, 9, of Green Ridge, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
She was born March 23, 2003, in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of Clifton and Lena Hendry Billings.
Olivia was a fourth grader at Green Ridge School. She loved dogs and the color red. She had received two heart transplants, but she was a fighter, took it all in stride and never complained. Her family is thankful for all the prayers and support received during her short life. She attended Bethany Baptist Church.
Surviving are her parents; paternal grandmother, Betty Billings, of Clinton; numerous aunts and uncles, including Deanna Hendrich; and several cousins in Texas and Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Hendry; and her paternal grandfather, Everett Billings.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 16, at Green Ridge School, with the Rev. Craig Bowen and Roger Gaines officiating.
Casket bearers will be Brad Hendrich, Steve Flowers, Roger Gaines, Marty Holdeman, Brent Mullins, Earl Fiedler, Andrew Flowers and Tom Durrill.
Honorary bearers will be Brandt Hendrich and Brendan Rush.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Heckart Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Ronald McDonald House Charities, 4381 W. Pine, St. Louis, Mo., 63108.
Condolences may be offered at www.heckartfuneralhome.com.