Loretta E. Bey age 91, of Versailles passed away at 11:25 PM on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Versailles Healthcare Center.
Loretta was born January 19, 1928, in Shelby County to the late Felix & Agnes (Francis) Monnin. In addition to her parents, Loretta was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerome F. Bey Sr. on November 8, 2016 whom she married November 27, 1946; children, John, Linda and Joseph Bey; great-granddaughter, Shelby Bey; siblings, Leroy & Bernice Monnin, Florence & Leonard Gigandet, Henry & Mary Monnin, Forrest William Monnin, Bert & Bill McEldowney, Cecilia & Richard Barhorst, Forrest Monnin II, Homer Monnin, and Joe Monnin; and in-laws, Chalmer Grillot, Carl Bey, Wilmer & Phyllis Bey, and Ruth & Louis Lennartz.
Loretta is survived by her children, Judy & Ron Hoelscher Sr. of Bradford, Jerome & Bonnie Bey Jr. of Versailles and Janet & Jim Billenstein of Versailles; grandchildren, Ron Hoelscher Jr., Lorrie Hoelscher, Michelle (Curtis) Enis, Cindy (Dennis) Fair, Jerome (Sundra) Bey III, Albert (Cindy) Bey, Lisa (Chris) Heid, Sandy Buynak, Benjamin (Emily) Bey, Antony Bey, Steve Bey Jr., John (Amy) Bey, Shannon (Tim) Billenstein, Jody Billenstein and Staci (Dennis) Boyd; 35 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sisters & brother-in-law, Eleanor Grillot of Webster and Mary & Tom Curtin of Chicago, Illinois; in-laws, Connie Monnin of Sidney, Donna Bey of Greenville, Thelma & Mark Jutte of Ft. Recovery and Marlene & Les McCullough of Ansonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Loretta formerly worked at Weaver Brothers, Argosy and Whitefords in Versailles. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memory Care Unit at Versailles Healthcare Center. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com