Mrs. Monica Bills, age 40, of Howard City, passed away very unexpectedly on Sunday, October 16, 2011. She attended school in Cedar Springs and worked at Speedway, Grand Rapids Control, weekends at the hotel bar, but more recently for Angel Care. Monica was recognized as one of the best caregivers at Angel Care and had a passion for caring for others. She made friends easily and continued to give of herself even if she was in pain. Monica enjoyed swimming, boating, water skiing, mowing her lawn, horseback riding, and was a member of the Moped Mafia. She especially enjoyed being with Jimmy, even sitting quietly under the pavilion. Monica never missed a football game or band activity that her children were involved in. The most special night in the family was when she married Jimmy. Monica was the glue that held everything together. She will be remembered for being a loving person with a beautiful smile. Monica is survived by her loving husband, Jimmy; children, Darren Trader and Katelynne Bills; mother, Marthalynne (Marty), (Bill) Davis; Father, Bill (Theresa) Phillips; sisters, Lisa Marie (Michael) Cook, Jr., and Amy (Rex) Shaw; nieces and nephews, Ashley (Dustin) Slominski and Landyn, Richard Phillips, Michael Gryzen, Michael Cook III, Shawnda (Andy) Starr, Carissa McGarvey, Tori McGarvey, Melissa Bills (Rob) and Audrey, Victoria Bills; brother-in-law, John and Peggy Bills; sister-in-law, Diana and Doug McGarvey; and “bestest girlfriend,” Holly and Dan Metzger. The service for Monica will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Cash officiating. Interment in Reynolds Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and from noon until the time of the service on Friday.
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