Dixie Patricia Hilliard
MANSFIELD: Dixie Patricia Hilliard, 70, of Mansfield, died April 5, 2014. Born May 12, 1943 in McArthur, OH, she was the daughter of James W. and Edna C. (Canode) Barber. Dixie was the kind of woman who always put everyone else first. She was a very resourceful lady who made do with whatever was available. Dixie was a at stay at home mom for a long time, but worked at Edge Plastics for over 15 years later in life. In her free time, she loved reading, especially Agatha Christie mysteries.
Surviving are her daughters, Junellen (Doug) Swain of Lucas and Jean (Ben) Eckert of Mansfield; sons, James W. Hilliard of WA, David (Barb) Hilliard of Mansfield, Christopher (Kathy) Hillard of Shelby, Kelley Hilliard of TN, Kevin (Sheila) Hillard of Mansfield, and Clovis "Jay" Hilliard of Mansfield; twenty one grandchildren; five great grandchildren; numerous brothers and sisters that survive and also pre-decease her; and a host of nieces, nephews, and many relatives and friends.
Dixie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Hilliard; sons, Oliver and Phillip Hilliard; and grandchildren, Oliver Bolden, David Hilliard, Jr., and Jacqueline Bolden.
There will be no public services held. The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Dixie Hilliard.
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