MOUNT VERNON — Shirley A. Hillier, 88, of Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 22, 1931, in Mount Vernon, to the late Donald and Helen (Blubaugh) Appleton.

Shirley was a 1949 graduate of St. Vincent de Paul School and was a lifetime member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She served as past secretary for the St. Vincent Women’s Guild and past president of the Elks Ladies Activities. Shirley also served as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

She was often quoted as saying, “I love my home, my flowers, but most of all my family.” She will be sadly missed by many.

She is survived by her children, Donald (Beth) Hillier of Mount Vernon, Linda Lou Hillier of Mount Vernon, Bonnie Jean (Joseph) McCluskey of Mount Vernon, William “Bill” (Jackie) Hillier of North Carolina, Michael Paul (Terri) Hillier of Mount Vernon, Thomas Lee (Deb Dye) Hillier of Westerville and Kathryn Ann Hillier of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren, Angela (Sam) Ullum, Ginny (Adam) Looney, Bill (Kelley) Hillier Jr., Brandi (Pat) Couzins, Matthew McCluskey, Justin (Loren) Hillier, Jamie (Emily) McCluskey, J. Thomas Hillier and 14 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Hillier Sr.

Friends may call Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a Rosary will be held at 4:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond will be Celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Shirley’s name may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul School Fund.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Shirley A. Hillier.


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