Wilma M. Hillen, 90, of Nelson, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at The Bluffs in Columbia.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at Nelson Cemetery with Fr. Robert Duesdieker officiating. A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Compassus Hospice. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com
Born Feb. 16, 1925 in East St. Louis, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Carl W. Major and Maida Steele Major. On Nov. 22, 1942 she married William Edward (Dutch) Hillen who preceded her in death in 1987.
During World War II she worked for McDonnell-Douglas as a riveter, and then at an ammunition manufacturing plant. Wilma lived in the Nelson area most of her life where she and her husband farmed, and she then became an inspector for the United States Department of Agriculture. Wilma was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall. Prior to moving to The Bluffs in Columbia, she resided at Hartman Village Convenient Care Center in Boonville.
She is survived by one brother, Robert Major and wife Donna-Marie of Boonville; a special cousin, Daniel Wayne Walker of Nelson; as well as nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Wayne Major.
Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.
226 S. Odell
Marshall, MO 65340
Published in Boonville Daily News from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, 2016