Betty Marie Hilliard, 91, of Highland, Ind., formerly of Mt. Vernon, entered into the gates of heaven on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
Betty was born on April 25, 1922, in Mt. Vernon, to Roy and Mary Hayes Britton.
She is survived by her son, Ron (Maryann) Hilliard; three grandchildren, David Hilliard, Audra (Curt) Augustin and Jonathan (Stephanie) Hilliard; five great-grandchildren, Rhiannon, Michael, Emma, Jacob and Ethan; one sister, Norma Lewis; and several nieces and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Byford L. Hilliard and parents, Roy and Mary Britton. Friends are invited to meet with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday for a time of visitation at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond (Hessville), IN 46323.
Committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday directly at Memory Lane Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 6305 W. Lincoln Hwy, Crown Point, IN 46307, with Pastor Don Rector officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery.
Betty was born and raised in Mt. Vernon and moved to the Calumet Area in 1958. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Highland. Betty was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister who will be dearly missed.
For more information you may call Bocken Funeral Home at (219)-844-1600, or www.bockenfunerals.com.