Services for Rowena Jane “Janee” Hillebert, 59, Eudora, will be 4 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be in Vinland Cemetery at a later date.
Ms. Hillebert died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her home.
She was born February 22, 1954, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph Ward Sr. and Lois Laverne Minor Hillebert. She graduated from Frontenac High School in 1972 and later from dental school. She moved to Eudora in 1979 from Pittsburg, Kansas.
Ms. Hillebert worked as a dental assistant. She enjoyed spending time with family and taking care of her grandchildren.
She married Tony Hickman in 1973. They later divorced.
Survivors include a son, Jamy Hickman and wife Amy of Oskaloosa, KS; daughter, Nichole Hayes and husband David of Eudora, KS; brothers, Delbert Hillebert of West Palm Beach, FL, John Hillebert and wife Sherry of Eudora, KS, Joseph Hillebert of Franklin, KS; sisters, Sadie Coon of Lawrence, KS, Joan Ellis and husband Pete of Anacortes, WA, Marilyn Smardo and husband John of Franklin, KS, Victoria Hillebert of Eudora, KS; grandchildren, Randy-Paul Hickman, Lance Hickman, Tomi-Lyn Hickman, Kaitlyn Hayes, Brayden Hayes, Charlee Hayes; 38 nieces and nephews; and 54 great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers Roy Hillebert, Bruce French, and Teddy Hillebert; and an infant sister, Rita.
The family suggests memorials to the Janee Hillebert Memorial Fund, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.