Billie J. Larkin of Miami, Okla. passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Miami Nursing Center. She was 79.

Billie was born August 11, 1938 in Miami, Okla. to Gary and Mona (Ferguson) Donelson. She had lived in the Picher, Commerce and Miami area all her life.

 She was a member of the Southeast Baptist Church in Commerce, Okla. Billie was a LPN and had worked at Eastwood Manor, Care Nursing Home, Quapaw and Miami Nursing Homes. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Joe H. Larkin in 1988, her son Dale Allen Larkin, her parents and two brothers Bob Roller and Ronnie Donelson. 

Survivors include her son Billy Joe Larkin of Ardmore, Okla., two daughters Annette Kelly and husband Richard, Jr. of Quapaw, Okla., Brenda Stanley and husband Larry of Nixa, Mo., a step-sister Lynn Smith of Joplin, MO , four grandchildren and  four great grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, Okla. Rev. Robert Taylor will officiate.  Interment will be in Williams’ Timberhill Cemetery, west of Miami, Okla. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at