Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Billie Jean (Napier) Tridico

Billie Jean (Napier) Tridico, age 80, of Shelby, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the home of her daughter in Monroe, Ohio.


Billie Jean was a New Year’s baby being born on January 1, 1935 in Mingo County, Ragland, West Virginia to the late William K. and Thelma (Horn) Napier. She worked in the Claim Department at Shelby Insurance for twenty years. After retiring from Shelby Insurance, she worked at Family Meds and Schumacher’s in Shelby. Billie Jean was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in West Carrollton, Ohio. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.


Billie Jean is survived by 3 children: Sharon (Ronnie) Lawson of Wayne, WV, Dan (Julie) Hensley of Shelby, Teresa (Grant) Mitchell of Monroe, OH; a son-in-law: Jim Artz of Shelby; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; brothers: James Napier of Mansfield, George (Sharon Napier of New Haven, Bob Napier of Dillsboro, IN; a sister: Elizabeth Napier of Wayne, WV; a sister-in-law: Rose Napier of Kenova, WV. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her first husband: Ernest Hensley in 1969; her second husband: Frank Tridico in 2002; a daughter: Linda Artz in 2014; a grandson: Jermey Carey; 3 brothers: William Napier, Thomas Napier, and Johnnie Napier.


Family and friends are welcome on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 4:30-7:30 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM with Pastor Joseph Shihady officiating, Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Building Fund, 434 Wilson Park Drive, West Carrollton, Ohio 45449.


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Memories & Condolence

  1. dottie maynard says:


  2. Joyce Duty patterson says:

    friends from high school. Wish you Gods peace.

  3. Bill Hilbert says:

    I only ever got to meet my Aunty Billie-Jean once with my Dad (Lloyd William Napier), but she made me feel really welcome and for that I will never forget her. RIP My sincere condolences to all her family.

    Bill Hilbert, Busselton, Australia

  4. Chelsie Fox says:

    One of the hardest things in life is losing a life!! I meet Billie Jean when I was taking care of Linda Arts! I would have to say it was a pleasure of mine meeting the family and the opportunity hanging out with Billie Jean and Linda together was probably some of the best days of my life!!! R.I.P Billie condolences to the family!!! Billie “May the winds be at ur back and the son upon ur face and may the winds of destiny carry u off to dance with the stars!!!!! LOVE LIVES ON!!!!!!

  5. Rev. S. T. and Betty Adkins says:

    Our condolences to Billie’s children and all the family. May you lean on God through this difficult time.

  6. Janet R. and Dahryl Keller says:

    I thank God that Billie Jean was a part of my life. She will live in my heart till we meet again on the other side. She was indeed a very special lady. The grief we feel now is for us – not her. Billie Jean is home. In my mind’s eye I can see angels carrying her to the open arms of her Father. We offer condolences to the family. She will be so missed.

  7. Christie Napier Luther says:

    The last time that I spoke to Billy was on her birthday. She was so loving and so kind on the phone, that I will never forget.I love you Billy Jean and I hope you and daddy are enjoying your time in heaven.

  8. Mike and Karen Barnett says:

    To all of Billie’s family: May you draw strength from the wonderful memories of sharing her life. May God the Comforter draw you near to him in the days ahead. You are in our prayers.

  9. Jim Napier Jr says:

    Billie was a wonderful Aunt who I had tremendous respect for. She was so patient, loving and I truly enjoyed being around her. Rest in peace and thanks for all the wonderful memories.

  10. Dustin Hamilton says:

    What a wonderful woman, who I know will certainly be missed. My sympathies to the entire family. God Bless you all!

  11. John and Karen Adkins says:

    Heaven has gained another beautiful soul! She will be sadly missed here on this earth, but we have hope that one day we will see her again! Billie Jean was such a wonderful person, always giving. May God’s peace rest on her family!

  12. Karen Calino says:

    Billie Jean was a remarkable woman and she was very special to many. My deepest condolences for your loss. May God grant you peace and strength.

  13. Todd brinkman says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  14. Tammy Vermillion says:

    Dear Family So Sorry to hear about ur loss she was like a mother to us kids growing up Calvin Tammy Cindy Joe Jr David the Bonnett kids she will be missed in my prayers

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