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Obituaries

Obituaries

Alexia "Lex" "Ekie" C. (Hageman) Hilger 1949 - 2008 Lawrence

Mass of Christian Burial for Alexia "Lex" "Ekie" C. (Hageman) Hilger, 59, Lawrence, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Hilger died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at her home.She was born May 26, 1949, in Dodge City, the daughter of Herman and Donna Gruenbacher Hageman. Mrs. Hilger was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She married Tom Hilger on May 8, 1971, in Wichita. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Cory and wife Shelly, Overland Park, and Russell and wife Amina, Lawrence; two sisters, Marilyn Robinson, Lenexa, and Dolores Wigal, Wichita; two brothers, Ron, Fowler, and Gene, Overland Park; and five grandchildren, Anna, Haris, Katie, Ellaina and Ismet, who called her Ekie.She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gilbert.A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, after which the family will greet friends until 7:30 p.m.The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge of Rochester, Minn., sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Hilger.