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Nita L. Hills, age 81, of Martinsville, Ill., passed away unexpectedly at 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Crawford County Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill. She was born April 15, 1936, in Martinsville, Ill., the daughter of Roy Calvin Newlin and Mattie Ethyl Hall Newlin. On Sept. 20, 1954, she married Paul Fenton Hills in Marshall, Ill. He passed away on May 10, 2012.
Survivors include her daughters, Tamara Newlin (Jay) of West York, Ill., Valorie Ruffner (Butch) of Casey, Ill., Delora Briggs (Roger Brandenburg) of Martinsville, Ill., and Amber L. Maus (Mike) of Oblong, Ill.; special niece, Angela Marie Jacobs (Troy) of Robinson, Ill.; brother, George Newlin (Luretta) of Decatur, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded by her parents; husband; son, Stewart Mitchell Hills, in 2011; brothers, Lee, Edgar, Henry and Ernest Newlin; sisters, Mary Jane Blunk, Alta Newlin, Mamie Newlin and Zita Zimmerman; and grandson, Levi Newlin.
Nita was a 1954 graduate of Martinsville High School. She retired from Indiana State University, where she worked in the financial aid office for over 20 years.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Greenwell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery, rural Martinsville, Ill. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. prior the service on Saturday at Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., Martinsville, Ill.
Memorial donations may be made to Martinsville Library, Ball Park and Fairgrounds.
Greenwell Funeral Home of Martinsville, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements. To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit:
www.markwellfuneralhome.com
Published on November 29, 2017
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