XENIA Elizabeth Anne "Betty" Hilliard, age 89, of Xenia, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Greene Memorial Hospital. She was born December 14, 1923 in Spring Valley, Ohio the daughter of William and Birdie (Compton) Alexander.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred "Bud" Hilliard; and 4 brothers and sisters: Robert Alexander, Mildred Dowden, Ginney Davison and William Alexander, and a step-son: James Hilliard.
Betty is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Jim and Melody Matthews of Galveston, TX; daughter: Patty (Matthews) Rogers of Dayton; step-children: Mary Bradshaw and Greg and wife, Vickie Hilliard; 5 grandchildren and their spouses: Ryan and Lindsay Matthews, Danny Matthews, Katy and Stephen Smith, Stephanie Howard and Justin Howard; 2 great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many dear friends.
Betty retired from the Bob Evans Farms Plant in Xenia.
Services will be held 2:30 PM Thursday, September 5, 2013 at McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia with Pastor John Lockwood officiating. Interment to follow in Spring Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:30 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton OH 45420. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com. Services in care of McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., Xenia.