Billie Jo Falkner, 88, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, at Spring River Christian Village, Joplin.  

She was born Sunday, April 15, 1934, in Loy, to Fred and Rosie Frances Casteel Pharris.

Billie was the mother of two children and a member of Marantha Chapel in Ozark, Mo. A seamstress for many years, her hobbies included leatherworking, gardening and painting. In addition to her kind disposition and love of laughter, Billie never met a stranger. Helping others was always something she enjoyed doing, and she put a lot of importance on her family.

Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Rosie Pharris.  

She is survived by her two sons and one daughter-in-law, Shane and DeLissa Pharris of Ozark and T.G. Parker of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Emmilyne and Cody Qualls of Stafford, Mo.; and Natasha and Travis Mandrell of Dover; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Jannie “Rea” Marie Rogers of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Brashears Funeral Home.  Dorsie Martin officiated. 

Interment followed services at Aurora Cemetery.  

Services were entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.