Juanita R. "Nita" Hillebrand, 78, of Gilliam, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Gilliam United Methodist Church. Revs. Raymond Butts, Harold Johnson and Lynn Snapp will officiate. Organist Bethany Weiker will accompany Betty Moore as she sings "In the Garden" and "His Eye is on the Sparrow." Pallbearers will be Sean Trapp, Nicholas Trapp, Joey Trapp, Tony Pycke, Andy Pycke and Scott Pycke. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Gilliam, Fred Ludwig, Earl Hinnah, Butch Cobb, Henry Luther, David Williams, David Cramer and Tom Monnig. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Burial will be in Gilliam Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Howard County Hospice.
Born May 12, 1926, in Napier, Neb., she was the daughter of the late George and Emma Anderson Peterson. On Jan. 13, 1945, in Reno, Nev., she married John H. Hillebrand, who survives of the home. She was a member of Gilliam United Methodist Church, Gilliam Extension Club, Gilliam PTA and Gilliam Centennial committee. She owned and operated Nita's Decorators in Gilliam for over 30 years.
Additional survivors include three daughters, Johnita "Sue" Trapp and husband Rick of Shawnee, Kan., Barbara Trapp and husband Joe of Gilliam, and Vonnie Page of Marshall; one brother, Don Peterson of Warsaw; six grandchildren, Michelle Crone, Sean Trapp, Nicholas Trapp, Tony Pycke, Andy Pycke and Joey Trapp; and two great-grandsons, Lukus Crone and John Payne.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
Additional information provided per family recompense.