Minnie V. Hillman was born August 16, 1917 in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma to Lida and Alpha Thomas Leddy. She passed away March 29, 2016 at Yukon, Oklahoma at the age of 98 years, 7 months and 13 days.

Minnie grew up in the Red Hills north of Cheyenne on the banks of the Canadian River. She attended school at Red Star. At the age of 17, she was married to Clarence Hillman on December 24, 1934 in Cheyenne and they remained in Roger Mills County area until moving to the Fred Hillman homplace in 1947 to make their home.

She remained there until 2013 when she moved to Yukon to be near her son. For many years, Minnie was the Roll Community News Reporter for the Cheyenne Star, Sayre Journal and the Elk City Daily News. She was a member of the Roll Quilting Club and a longtime member of the Magnolia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a granddaughter, Starlette Jean Flores, 8 siblings and a son-in-law, Phil York.

She is survived by her son, Gerald Hillman and wife, Maurine, of Yukon, OK; a daughter, Darlene York, of Durham, OK; 6 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Magnolia Baptist Church officiated by Kenneth Gamble. Burial will be at Silent Home Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service. Condolences can be made online at www.whineryfs.com

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