TRIBUNE - Leona Barbara Billinger, age 90, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Catholic Care Center at the Meadows in Bel Aire, Kansas. Leona was born August 12, 1929 in Greeley County, Kansas, the daughter of Mike & Rosalia (Brungardt) Dinkel. Leona was a homemaker and a lifetime Kansas resident.

Leona was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tribune, Kansas.

On June 3, 1947 she married Edwin Nicholas Billinger in Garden City, Kansas.

They later separated and Edwin passed away on August 30, 2003 in Tribune, Kansas.

Leona’s surviving family includes three children, Lila Billinger of Garden City, Kansas, David Billinger of Temple, Texas, & Edwin L. & Kathy Billinger of LaCygne, Kansas; one sister, Maggie Carter of Aurora, Colorado; four grandchildren, & five great grandchildren.

Her parents, a daughter, Loretta J. Billinger and four siblings, Joseph Dinkel, Mary Woods, Regina Wendt and Clarence Dinkel precede her in death.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in the spring with burial in Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune, Kansas. There will be no calling times. Memorials may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Tribune, Kansas is in charge of arrangements.