Wilma (Billie) M. Ecton, 87, of Solomon, passed away on March 10, 2022, in Abilene, Kansas. She was born Wilma Marie Meehan on March 15, 1934, on a farm near Niles, Kansas to Patrick and Emma (Pattison) Meehan. She spent all her adult life in Solomon.
Billie was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; son, John Ecton; daughter, Sharon (Ecton) Robinson; sister Phyllis Sweeney; and brother, Kenneth Meehan. She is survived by daughter, Patty (Ecton) McBrayer and husband Darwin of Maumelle, AR; son, Mike Ecton and wife Jaelyn of Solomon, six grandchildren, Kelly and Shannon McBrayer, Dalton, Kinsey and Logan Ecton, and Maddison Robinson; and brother, Elwin Meehan.
Billie really enjoyed working with the public. She met many people while working at Tony’s Pizza in Salina, Alco/Duckwall in Abilene, Bush’s Market in Solomon and, finally, retiring from Salina Regional Medical Center where she worked in the cafeteria for many years. She truly never knew a stranger. You could always count on a smile and a hug from Billie no matter where you saw her. She was an inspiration to all to be kind and caring towards everyone you meet.
Cremation was chosen and a graveside service will be held at Prairie Mound Cemetery on Saturday, March 19th at 12:00.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dickinson County and may be sent in care of Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 308, Solomon 67480. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.martinbeckercarlson.com.