Wilda J. Hillegass

| January 19, 2021

Wilda Jean Hillegass, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at the Country Club Nursing Home.

She was born July 20, 1930 in Ogletown, PA to the late Charles Gibbons and Ruth Bracken. She married Edmund Ray Hillegass, Sr. on Feb. 22, 1947, who preceded her in death just days earlier on Jan. 16, 2021.

Wilda was a homemaker who took care of all of the needs around the house. No guest ever left hungry. She enjoyed making her own jellies and canning vegetables as well.

She is survived by three sons, Edmund Ray Hillegass, Jr. and wife Karen, Larry Guy Hillegass and wife Kim, and Mark Allen Hillegass, Sr. and wife Dawn; a son-in-law, Richard Poland; his grandchildren, Eddie III, Danny, Tammy, Cheri, Brian, Jon Jr., Linda, Johnny, Charlotte, Courtney, Tracy, Lisa, and Mark Jr.;  numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and a brother, Charles Gibbons.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jon Hillegass, Sr.; a daughter, Janice Poland; a grandson, Larry Hillegass, Jr.; and four brothers, Larry, Neil, & James “Jim” Gibbons, and Richard “Bunk” Ling.

A graveside service for Edmund R. Hillegass, Sr. & Wilda J. Hillegass will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 at Tiverton Cemetery, with Pastor Mike Gibson officiating. Military rites for Edmund will be performed by the Coshocton Co. Joint Veterans Council Honor Guard. The family asks that for the safety of loved ones, masks are required for those in attendance. A video of services will be available late Friday afternoon on the funeral home website. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements. www.fischerfuneralhome.com

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