Billie Jean Haunschild, 84, of Belton, Missouri, formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, was born on Sunday, October 14, 1928, in Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of Hugh and Willia (Hayes) Gunn. She departed this life at 5:29 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Carnegie Village, Belton, surrounded with love and family.
Billie Jean was a 1945 Pleasant Hill High School graduate and a 1949 University of Missouri graduate.
On November 5, 1948 she was united in marriage to Robert L. Haunschild in Columbia, Missouri. He preceded her in death in January 1996.
Billie Jean was employed as a bookkeeper for the Ore Radiator Service Company in Kansas City, Kansas. Foremost, she was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved gardening, flowers, fishing, and spending time with her family. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Kansas, where she was a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and an active volunteer.
She was also preceded in death by one son Robert Haunschild; one granddaughter Michelle Hayes; and one brother Frank Gunn.
She is survived by one daughter Carol (and Greg) Hayes of Pleasant Hill; one son Paul (and Maria) Haunschild of Pleasant Hill; one daughter-in-law, Christine Haunschild, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and five grandchildren, Amy (and Chris) Madsen of Wichita, Kansas, Laura Haunschild (and Sebastian) Bachmann, of Redwood City, California, Jason (and Traci) Hayes of Raymore, Missouri, Nicholle Cheeseman of Pompano Beach, Florida, Richelle Haunschild of Liberty, Missouri; six great grandchildren, Mallory, Mick, Walter, Karl, Markus, and Dominic, other relatives, and many friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the funeral home. Pastors Tom Van Duzer and Frank Eberhart officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Sebastian Bachmann, Kerry Gunn, Kenny Hahner, Jason Hayes, Lance Huitt, Chris Madsen, and Richard Wilson.
Visitation was held Monday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas University Heart Hospital or the Robert L. Haunschild Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) Seminary Scholarship Fund and maybe sent in care of the funeral home.