Lucille A. Hilliard

Lucille A. Hilliard of Picher died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Eastwood Manor Nursing Center after an illness.  She was 83.

She was born Feb. 17, 1926, in Duenweg, Mo., to Orville and Effie Mary (Drennon) Pittman. 

She was a nursing aid for Eastern State Hospital. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Cardin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; her parents; one daughter, Linda Lee Edens on Jan. 15, 1987; three sisters, Jewel Nichols, Lou Jensen and Madolyn Pittman; one granddaughter, Dorrie Lucille Hilliard on Aug. 3, 2007, and one great-grandson,
Samuel Don Berry.

Survivors include one son, J. Lester Hilliard of Miami; two daughters, Carol Mautte of Picher and Billie Smith of Miami, 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Council House Cemetery, southeast of Wyandotte. Pastor Bill Richey will officiate.   

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.