OBITUARY

John R. Hilbert

July 4, 1948April 9, 2018
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John R. Hilbert, 69, of Boonville, IN, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Columbus, OH on July 4, 1948 to the late Louis and Edna Hilbert.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather “Pa” and a faithful servant of God. There is something very special about a person who loves the Lord Jesus and knows without a shadow of a doubt that their eternal future is in Heaven. John wore a white cap so that his grandsons, Carson and Peyton, could always spot him in the crowd at their soccer games. He was an avid reader, and took great pride in teaching Jack to read. The joy of being a grandparent was capped off with his granddaughter, Gemma. First Christian Church of Mt. Vernon, IN welcomed the Hilberts with open arms. Their passion for helping each other, and their genuine Christian love was a perfect example of John’s philosophy that a burden shared is half the burden and a blessing shared is twice the blessing.

John was preceded in death by his sister, Julie; a baby brother; and brothers-in-law, John Johnson and Charles Overmeyer.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Chris Hilbert; son, Jon Hilbert (Angela); daughter, Shari Greenwell (J. P.); grandkids, Carson and Peyton Hilbert, Jack and Gemma Greenwell; brother, Larry Hilbert (Jean Ann); and sister, Bettie Johnson.

Although our hearts ache on Earth, he would want us to celebrate that he is home.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM, Friday, April 13, 2018, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Rev. Jack Neighbors with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville. Friends may visit 3-7 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 1403 Country Club Road, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620.

  • FAMILY

  • Chris Hilbert, Wife
  • Jon Hilbert (Angela), Son
  • Shari Greenwell (J. P.), Daughter
  • Carson Hilbert, Grandchild
  • Peyton Hilbert, Grandchild
  • Jack Greenwell, Grandchild
  • Gemma Greenwell, Grandchild
  • Larry Hilbert (Jean Ann), Brother
  • Bettie Johnson, Sister

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018
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Beth Seaton

April 13, 2018

Dear Chris and family, Clif and I were saddened to hear about John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Take care and we are so sorry.

Hank Ottman

April 11, 2018

From the Groveport Madison Class of 1966

We all are sorry to hear about John's Passing and express our condolence to Johns family and friends.
John will be missed and joins many of our classmates in heaven that have passed on.

The Great Class of 1966

Jonathan Hilbert

April 11, 2018

My dad John was my hero. From the time I was little we didn’t have much but I always knew I was loved. We would share time playing basketball in our basement and the swing he built pushing me for hours. I will miss our phone conversations, trips to Home Depot, ballgames for the kids, and Huber’s Orchard with Mom, Angie, Carson, and Peyton.

He helped teach me about responsibility, compassion for others, and respect. I am so thankful for the Godly influences he has had on my life. He is the greatest dad a son and daughter could have. He was very patient, kindhearted, forgiving, and just had a love for people and his family. He was the best role model as a man for how to treat a wife. My mom and dad were perfect together who had 48 beautiful years together.

He always told me every time we spoke the same message. Son I hope you grow up to be a better man than me , and one that loves God. I find it hard to find a better man than my dad. He is one of a kind. If I can be half the man he was I will be a great person.

I love you dad more than you will ever know. As I am sad I will never see you on earth. I am so happy to know you are with your Lord and Savior and one day we will meet again. Thank you for all the great memories you have given me and my family.

Love, Jonathan, Angie, Carson, and Peyton


Sharon Katterjohn

April 10, 2018

Chris and Family--so very sorry for your sudden loss. May God's peace be with you at this tender time.

Lisa Schenk

April 9, 2018

John Hilbert and Chris was there to support me and my family during the passing of my dad and the celebration of my son’s wedding. John will live on within us.

Sheri Overmeyer

April 9, 2018

Gods Peace to all. And a special hug to Chris. Johns FB Post were always full of educational information and ocassionally chuckles. I will miss his posts.
~Sheri Overmeyer

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Biography

John R. Hilbert, 69, of Boonville, IN, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Columbus, OH on July 4, 1948 to the late Louis and Edna Hilbert.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather “Pa” and a faithful servant of God. There is something very special about a person who loves the Lord Jesus and knows without a shadow of a doubt that their eternal future is in Heaven. John wore a white cap so that his grandsons, Carson and Peyton, could always spot him in the crowd at their soccer games. He was an avid reader, and took great pride in teaching Jack to read. The joy of being a grandparent was capped off with his granddaughter, Gemma. First Christian Church of Mt. Vernon, IN welcomed the Hilberts with open arms. Their passion for helping each other, and their genuine Christian love was a perfect example of John’s philosophy that a burden shared is half the burden and a blessing shared is twice the blessing.

John was preceded in death by his sister, Julie; a baby brother; and brothers-in-law, John Johnson and Charles Overmeyer.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Chris Hilbert; son, Jon Hilbert (Angela); daughter, Shari Greenwell (J. P.); grandkids, Carson and Peyton Hilbert, Jack and Gemma Greenwell; brother, Larry Hilbert (Jean Ann); and sister, Bettie Johnson.

Although our hearts ache on Earth, he would want us to celebrate that he is home.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM, Friday, April 13, 2018, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel officiated by Rev. Jack Neighbors with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville. Friends may visit 3-7 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 1403 Country Club Road, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620.