Obituary of Rose Rivet

Rose Marie “Billie” Rivet née Corbin, age 88, died Thursday February 3, 2022, peacefully at her home in Fort Scott, KS. She was a former resident of Troy & Averill Park, New York. 

Billie was born July 29, 1933, in Berlin, New York, daughter of Maurice H. and Maria S. (Church) Corbin. 

Billie was an eccentric creature of beauty who loved garage sales, crafting, and collecting things for the people she cared for. She was an avid photographer; her favorite subjects were family and friends; once the photos were developed, she would proudly display them for all to see.  Billie had a love for animals, especially her cats.                     

She was known by her grandchildren for her tea parties, which we now know was an excuse to clean out the fridge. She was best known for her love of turquoise (the color and the stone). Quotes made famous by Billie included ‘in one ear and out the other’ and ‘tough titty said the kitty.’

As a member of the Sand Lake and Stephentown Seniors she and her sister Katherine took many adventures together including traveling on a cruise ship to explore Alaska and Hawaii. 

She is survived by two sons, Rodney Baisley (Teresa Weidman, former spouse) and Ronald (Sarah) Baisley, 8 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 3 1/2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 plus years, Thomas J. Rivet, her daughter Ruth A. (Baisley) Seror, her sister Katherine S. & (Lewis) Hoffman, her parents Maurice H. and Maria S. (Church) Corbin, and Robert G. Baisley (former spouse; father of their children Rodney, Ruth and Ronald). 

Per her request no services will be held. A celebration of life has been scheduled for Saturday February 26, 2022, for family and friends to gather, share memories, tears and laughter. 

Her remains will be cremated and sent to rest in Memory Gardens (Albany, New York) with her loved ones. 

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy consider donating to their local animal shelter to honor Billie’s love for animals.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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