HILLS–Mrs. Winifred Hills, 91, 1617 9th Ave., died at 2:40 pm, Thursday, November 19, 1964 in a private nursing home after a long illness. Born September 30, 1873 in Adeline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Heller. Lived 57 years in Rockford, coming here from Oregon. Married to Francis Albert Hills in Oregon Dec 30, 1897. Member of Lighthouse Methodist Church, Oregon, and of WSCS at Court Street Methodist Church. Former member of the Court Street Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. Also a member of the WCTU, life member of the PTA, past president of Church School PTA, and a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans. Survivors include: a son, S. Harlow Hills, Rockford; two daughters, Mary R. Hills, Rockford and Mrs. Frances Liggett, Glen Ellyn; one sister, Mrs. Rilla Heflebower, Sterling; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services at 2 pm Sunday, November 22 in Lighthouse Methodist Church, Oregon. Burial will be in the Lighthouse Cemetery. Arrangements by Long-Klontz Funeral Home, 428 Park Ave. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 pm to 3 pm Saturday.
Rockford Morning Star, Sat Nov 21, 1964, pg 5
Contributed by Carole Ann Heller