Pearl M. Hiltner

| December 17, 2014

Hiltner, PearlCOSHOCTONPearl Mary (Nichol) Hiltner passed away peacefully at Autumn Extended Care on December 15, 2014.

She was born in Berlin, New Hampshire on November 9, 1918 to John Barnard and Eva Cecilia Ashley Nichol.  Pearl lived in Manchester, New Hampshire, and worked at Grenier Field where she was a secretary to Col. William Lambert of Ironton.  She married Edward C. Hiltner on June 12, 1943 in Rolla, Missouri.  Following her husband’s discharge from active duty in the Air Force, they moved to Coshocton.  There, Pearl worked at Shaw Barton as Private Secretary to Stan Shaw, and was the Assistant Editor and Chief Proofreader in the art department. She collaborated with noted artists and authors on compilations of books published by the company.  Pearl retired in 1984.

An artistic woman, Pearl painted with oils and created needlework designs for her children.  She was an avid reader and bibliophile who wrote poetry, with many of her writings included in the Shaw Barton publications.  She especially enjoyed playing a role in a Little Theater production.

She is survived by her husband Edward, daughters Fay Crater of Coshocton, Patricia (Merrill) Hull of Fairfield, and Melanie (John) Thompson of Durham, North Carolina, a son, Edward Hiltner, Jr. (Juanita) of Flagstaff, Arizona, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother, James Nichol of Concord, New Hampshire.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, John Crater.

Pearl is celebrated by her family as a devoted and loving wife and mother.  A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Coshocton, with Father Victor Wesolowski officiating.  Interment will follow at a later date at Valley View Cemetery in Warsaw.  The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements.

In memory of Pearl, the family would appreciate donations to Sacred Heart Church where she was a member, or to a charity of choice.

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