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Billy Earl Lafever, 80
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Quebeck resident and Putnam County native Billy Earl Lafever, 80, was born Nov. 12, 1937 and died Dec. 16 at Raintree Manor following an extended illness.

A self-employed tool maker and a member of Christ United Methodist Church, he was the son of the late Rev. Earl and Jewell Chesney Lafever. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Gregory Lafever; and two daughters-in-law Janet and Laura Lafever.

He is survived by three sons and daughter-in-law, Dale and Brenda Lafever of Rock Island, Danny Lafever of Rock Island and Dennis Lafever of Quebeck; daughter and son-in-law, Dena and Chris Stickle of McMinnville; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister Joan Grosch of McMinnville; and four brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Linda Lafever of Sparta, Roy Lafever and Jerry Lafever, both of Bago, Philippines, and Steve and Patsy Lafever of Manhattan, Kan.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 19, at High’s Chapel with Mark Lafever officiating. Burial followed at Lafever Cemetery in White County. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.