Billie Jean Pesavento

July 8, 1930 ~ September 4, 2019 (age 89)

Billie Jean Pesavento, 89, of Staunton, Illinois passes away Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Billie was born July 8, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri. She married Selvio Pesavento, May 29, 1948 in Litchfield, Illinois. They raised 3 children, Nancy, Beverly, and Keith in Staunton Illinois. She was a parishioner of St. Michael Catholic Church. Billie Jean, better known as Granny, was loved by anyone that came in contact with her. Her vibrant spirit and contagious smile touched so many lives. She spent her time after retirement volunteering at St. Michaels's School in Staunton. She loved children, family and enjoying life to the fullest. She never complained, always smiled and welcomed everyone. she spent her days baking, crocheting, working on word puzzles and making everyone around her happy. 

She grew up in Litchfield, Illinois with her family Cassie & Mose Burdell and 7 siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband Selvio Pesavento of 44 years. Also preceding her are brothers, Bobby Jordan, Charles, Fred and Phillip Burdell and sister Betty Jordan.  

She is survived by her children Nancy (Mike) Burdell, Beverly (Todd) Moehlmann, and Keith (Mary Kay) Pesavento. Her siblings Her siblings, Barbara (John) Klekamp, Dick (Vonda) Burdell, and Raymond (Frannie) Burdell. Her grandchildren Bryant (Terri) Burdell, Kelly (Brandon) Wagner, Amy Pierard, Jody Burdell, Shaun Bond, Mattie Pesavento, Jesse McCollum, Steven Pesavento, Abigail Pesavento, and Natalie Pesavento. Her great grandchildren Nichole Burdell, Morgan Wagner, Emily Pierard, Chelsie Nance, Aleece Wagner, Tristan Burdell, Carson Wagner, Cassie Gray, and Carly Gray. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 6, 2019 at Williamson Funeral Home. Friends and family are welcome to celebrate Granny from 2-3 pm for visitation, funeral services will begin at 3 pm followed by a dinner at the VFW hall in Staunton at 5 pm. 

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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