Mariana J. Bilbrey, 92, of Indianapolis, passed away December 23, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born May 18, 1926 in Fairfield, Kentucky, Mariana was the daughter of the late Tracy M. and Mary Ella (Brookshire) Hall. On April 21, 1946, she was united in marriage to Joseph W. Bilbrey and he preceded her in death on November 24, 1991.
A loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother, Mariana was an accomplished homemaker and child care provider. She enjoyed quilting, reading, music, and dancing. Mariana loved her family and friends with her whole heart and leaves behind many beautiful memories for her family and friends to cherish for a lifetime.
Mariana is also preceded in death by her son-in-law Ronald Cross; her brother, Thomas Hall; and two sisters, Marjorie Miller and Bonita Springs.
Survivors include her children, Joseph (Kaye) Bilbrey, II of San Tan Valley, Arizona, Dr. Deborah Cross of Phoenix, Arizona; Todd (Rebecca) Bilbrey of Gosport, Indiana, and Kimberly (Michael) Cothron of Indianapolis; her brother, Minor Hall of Bowling Green, Kentucky; a sister, Tracine Owens of Bowling Green, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren, Joseph (Carol Anne) Bilbrey, III, Chad (Cindy) Bilbrey, David (Sarah) Bilbrey, Ivy (Tim) Luttrell, Jayme (Jeffrey) Moses, Lacey Schofield, Sabra Schofield, Tanner Schofield, Drew Cothron, and Bret Cothron; 14 great grandchildren; and her honorary grandchildren, Miranda and Andrew Bailey and their son, Grayson of Atlanta, Georgia.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Mariana Bilbrey from Noon until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2018 in the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street (U.S. Hwy. 31 S.), Indianapolis. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Mariana will be laid to rest on Monday, December 31, 2018 at Noon C.S.T. (1:00 p.m. EST), at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Visit www.OrileyFuneralHome.com where you may express online condolences to Mariana’s family.