Eileen E. Hills, age 92 of Clare, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Tendercare Nursing Home in Clare. She was born the daughter of the late Herbert J. and Opal E. (Ware) Thomson on September 25, 1921 in Coleman. Eileen was united in marriage to Donald H. Hills on August 30, 1940 in Coleman with him predeceasing her on November 19, 1997. She had moved to Clare from Coleman in 1958, and had worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Clare Hospital. Eileen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clare and was active in the Ladies Bible Study. Eileen found great joy in crocheting and crafting.
She is survived by her children Donald “Kirk” (Judy) Hills of Clare and Kay E. (Mike) Burton of Harrison; a daughter-in-law Donna Hills of Jonesville; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Eileen was predeceased by her son James; siblings Alice McClain, Harold J. Thomson, Rev. Donald Thomson and Florence L. Packard and a granddaughter Karyn Kay Hills.
Cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held on May 15, 2014 at 3 P.M. in the Vernon Twp. Cemetery with Pastor Douglas Blackwell officiating. Arrangements for cremation were handled by the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. On-line guestbook at www.stephenson-wyman.com