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Obituaries

Obituaries

Lois L. Hillebert 1928 - 2008 Eudora

Services for Lois L. Hillebert, 80, Eudora, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Vinland Cemetery.Mrs. Hillebert died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at her home.She was born Aug. 4, 1928, in Fair Grove, Mo., the daughter of William T. and Mabel Etta Edson Minor. She attended schools in Fair Grove. She lived in Pittsburg from 1969 to 1982 and moved to Eudora in 1983. Mrs. Hillebert was a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church.She married Joseph W. Hillebert Sr. on Dec. 11, 1952, in Leavenworth. He died July 20, 2004.Survivors include eight children, Sadie Ruth Coon, Janee Hillebert, Joan Ellis, John Hillebert, Joseph W. Ward Jr., Roy Hillebert, and Lora Victoria Hillebert, all of Eudora, and Marilyn Smardo, Franklin; 33 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Bruce French; and two stepsons, Danny Hillebert and Teddy Hillebert.Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be made at rumsey-yost.com