Dorothy June Hilliard

June 29, 1929January 6, 2018

Dorothy June (Towns) Hilliard passed away in Festus, MO on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 with family by her side. She was born June 29th, 1929, near Cisne, IL, the daughter of Leo and Theresa (Carpenter) Towns. During her life, she babysat for many children and in later life, she continued her love of quilting, making and hand quilting many quilts for family and friends. She was very active in her lifetime, belonging to numerous organizations, being a 50+ year member of the Woman’s Club, Royal Neighbors of America and the American Legion Auxiliary. Prior to moving to Festus, she lived in Anna, IL, going to the Sunshine Inn daily, for lunch with her many friends. She loved going to different restaurants with the Over 50 group from Trinity Church in Anna. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the loves of her life. She always attended their many activities and was very involved in their lives. She was always ready for any adventure they asked her to participate in. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Bobbi (Larry Leonard) Lence, of Festus, MO; a grandson, Seth(Kristen) Englebright of Festus, MO; a granddaughter, Lynsi (Dustin) Bracken of Dongola, IL; 6 Great-grandchildren, Tyson and Klayton Englebright of Festus, MO and Dusti, William, Cheyenne, and Jesse Bracken of Dongola, IL. She is also survived by one nephew, Mick (Karen) Towns of Princeton, IL and one niece, Peggy (Richard) Castle of Englewood, CO; 12 grand nieces and nephews and 6 great grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Arthur Towns and a nephew, Danny Towns. Services for Dorothy Hilliard will be held Saturday, Jan 13th, 2018 at Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne, with visitation from 11AM-1PM, funeral service to follow, with burial at Pleasant Grove Christian Cemetery, near Geff. Memorials may be given to American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.

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  • Visitation Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dorothy June Hilliard

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January 15, 2018

I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to family and friends of Dorthy. It's times like these when the loving promises of our Heavenly Father such as knowing that we can see our loved ones again can bring us comfort and soften some of the pain we feel in our hearts. 1 Thessalonians 4: 13,14