Margaret Rebekah Hiltibidal, age 89, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 4:10 A.M. on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois with her brother by her side. She was born in Centralia, Illinois, on August 24, 1929, the daughter of the late William Tony and Wilmenta Opal “Minnie” (Ord) Hiltibidal.
Ms. Hiltibidal is survived by her brother, Wilbur Hiltibidal of Centralia, Illinois; 3 nieces; 3 nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Hiltibidal was preceded in death by her brother, William Hiltibidal; sister, Lavada Hiltibidal and nephew, Randy Dean Hiltibidal.
Ms. Hiltibidal was a former member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Wamac, Illinois. She enjoyed looking for 4-leaf clovers and admiring the beauty of the trees in her yard. She loved feeding the birds. She would like to take walks from her home into town and then back to her home. Ms. Hiltibidal was known by her family to be a personable person. She cherished the time she spent with her family, traveling with her family to Silver Dollar City and other small trips. She would host her family on all the holidays and she would cook with assistance from her mother and sister.
Ms. Hiltibidal retired as a candy wrapper from the Hollywood Brand Candy Company in Centralia, Illinois after 46 years of service. Earlier in life, she was employed at Lee’s Drug Store in Centralia, Illinois. She has lived her whole life in Centralia, Illinois.
A Celebration of Life Service for Ms. Margaret Rebekah Hiltibidal will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois with Pastor Randy Burwell officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Centralia, Illinois. Friends are invited to visit with Ms. Hiltibidal’s family from 11:00 A.M. until the time of her services at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home. Please view the online obituary, send condolences or share memories with Ms. Hiltibidal’s family at www.moranfuneralhome.net or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.