Archive for Thursday, July 22, 2004

Joseph W. Hillebert


July 22, 2004

Services for Joseph W. "Dub" Hillebert, 82, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Vinland Cemetery, Vinland.
Mr. Hillebert died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at his home.
He was born July 25, 1921, in Platte County, Mo., the son of Roy Lee and Sadie Retta Bozarth Hillebert.
Mr. Hillebert attended Stoney Point School. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a truck driver and self-employed farmer. He lived in Lawrence from 1925 to 1969 and then in Frontenac from 1969 to 1983, when he moved to Eudora.
He attended Elm Grove Baptist Church and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Pittsburg Baptist Temple.
He married Lois L. Minor on Dec. 11, 1952, in Leavenworth. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include six sons, Delbert Hillebert, West Palm Beach, Fla., John Hillebert and Roy Hillebert, both of Eudora, Joseph W. Hillebert Jr., Mulberry, Teddy Hillebert, Caro, Mich., and Bruce French, Fair Grove, Mo.; six daughters, Sadie Coon, Lora Victoria Hillebert and Joan Ellis, all of Eudora, Rowena Hillebert, Overland Park, Elizabeth Kuran, Norwalk, Conn., and Marilyn Smardo, Franklin; a sister, Lydia Jones, Lawrence; 32 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
A son, a daughter, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, Capper Foundation for Crippled Children or Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.
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