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Wilma (Hilburn) Billington Floyd

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Wilma (Hilburn) Billington Floyd, 91, of Shawnee, passed away March 20, 2020.

Wilma was born Sept. 18, 1928, in Red Oak, Oklahoma, to the late Noah V. Hilburn and Milton (Burgess) Hilburn.

Wilma’s early years were spent in Red Oak where she went to school and excelled on the basketball court. After high school, she attended college at EOSC and SEOSC to become a teacher while also continuing to play AAU and semi-professional basketball. During her time at EOSC, Wilma met and married David Rhoten Billington. Wilma and David moved to Quinton, Oklahoma, where Wilma taught home economics, history and civics for 36 years. She always had fond memories of her time as a teacher and her few years early in her career coaching girls high school basketball. David and Wilma enjoyed 54 wonderful years of marriage together, raising two daughters, Jan and Tad, attending local sporting events, bowling, socializing with their friends and attending First United Methodist Church. After David passed on March 3, 2003, Wilma married long-time friend Ed Floyd of Quinton, Oklahoma. Their brief time together was enjoyable. After Ed’s departure in 2008, Wilma moved to Shawnee in 2010 to be closer to her daughters. She joined Wesley United Methodist Church and was blessed with many new friends.

Wilma always loved to be around people. She was a frequent volunteer for both her church and her school events. Wilma was an avid sports fan, fantastic quilter, great cook, and a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 54 years David Billington, her second husband Ed Floyd, two brothers, T.C. Hilburn and Lloyd Hilburn.

She is survived by her daughter Jan Amrein and son-in-law Roger Amrein of Slaughterville, Oklahoma, daughter Tad Hall and son-in-law Keith Hall of Shawnee, sister Helen Sanderson of Shalimar, Florida, four grandchildren; Chad Christy of Oklahoma City, Erin Christy of Tulsa, Summer Leone of Shawnee, Shea Hall of Oklahoma City and 10 great-grandchildren.

Details for the celebration of life services will be announced in the future.

Services under the direction of Waldrop Funeral Home, Wilburton, Oklahoma.