Cumma Nadine Hillyard, 91, of Marshall, formerly of Independence, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at Carson-Speaks Chapel, Independence. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland, 7800 Foster, Overland Park, KS 66204, or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.
She was born Sept. 13, 1915, to George and Emma Duckworth in Springerton, Ill. She had been a sales clerk for TG&Y Department store and also the Dollar General store, retiring in 2002. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Independence, and had been attending Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Marshall.
She is survived by a daughter, Paula Bear of Marshall; one sister, Mabel Randolph of Carmi, Ill.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Hillyard, in 2002; and a son, Ronald Hillyard, in 1983.