Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Norman K. Hillyer, 84, of Eagle Rock, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville.

He was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Reserve, Kan., the son of Edwin "Bay" and Geraldine "Gerry" (Frakes) Hillyer, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Jo Ann (Wade) Faulkner on April 19, 1975, in Cassville. She survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, James Brian Hillyer, of Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Pamela Jo "PJ' (Faulkner) Eggleston and her husband, Paul, of Austin, Texas, and Teri Lea (Faulkner) Williams and her husband, Bill, of Neosho; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He grew up and received his education through his junior year in Fairview, Kan. He graduated from Topeka High School and continued his education at Washburn University in Topeka. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was an engineer for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., and had worked in Kansas City, Mo., In 1975, he and Jo Ann purchased "Lakeview Trading Post" at Eagle Rock, which they operated for several years. Before becoming a member of All Faith United Methodist Church, Eagle Rock, which he was one of the founding members, he was active for many years in the Episcopal Church.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday in All Faith United Methodist Church, Eagle Rock. Rev. Karen Tutak will conduct the services.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

Memorials in his memory may be made to the Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Department or All Faith United Methodist Church.

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