Kitcy Joanna Bilbrey, 78

Kitcy Joanna Bilbrey, 78, of LaFontaine, passed away at 4:23 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born to the late Rose and Audi (Garrett) Carter on Jan. 17, 1937 in Livingston, Tenn.

Joanna married Joe E. Bilbrey on Jan. 3, 1959; he survives. She was a homemaker to her family. She enjoyed and was passionate about playing bingo and scratch- off tickets. She loved being with her grandchildren.

Joanna is also survived by son, Eric Bilbrey (Summer) of Marion, and daughter, Mrs. Cindy (Mark) Leming of Marion; grandchildren, Mitch Leming, Bryce Leming, Jolie Bilbrey, Landon Nelson, Autumn Alter, and Adrianna Wisner; brothers, James Carter (Dottie) of Livingston, Tenn., and DeWayne Carter (Emily) of Anderson; and sister, Trudy Carter McDonald of Livingston, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Gardens of Memory, 11201 South Marion Road -35, Marion, Indiana 46952, with Pastor Brad Wright officiating. Preferred memorials are directed to Wabash County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2015 Oct 13