Evelyn Marie Hillegass, 94 of Berlin died Dec. 29, 2020 at Meadow View Nursing Center. Born July 27, 1926 in Brothersvalley Twp. daughter of Galen and Erla (Landis) Miller. Preceded in death by parents and husband of 58 years, Harry Hillegass. Survived by children: Gerald (Gloria) Hillegass, Cincinnati, OH, Gloria (Earl) Wright, Gary and Garland Hillegass, all of Berlin; and Gaye (Ed) Leister, Stoystown; grandchildren: Melanie (Tim Johnson) Mayse, Wesley Wright, Lindy (Noah) Koterba, Angie (Mike) James, Derek (Dawn Streng) Leister, Rachael (Jeremy) Romesberg, and Amanda Leister; great grandchildren: Molly and Evie James, Ethan and Bryce Koterba, and Liam Romesberg. She was a 1944 graduate of Berlin Brothersvalley High School, She was a former operator for General Telephone Co., Somerset, and worked alongside her husband on the family dairy farm. Member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Berlin. Former member of Valley Senior Extension Club, First Society of Farm Women where she was a past president, and Berlin Rebekah Lodge 277. A private viewing and service will be held at the convenience of the family. Rev. Dr. David A. Williams officiating. Interment Berlin IOOF Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin. Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity U.C.C., P.O. Box 86, Berlin, PA 15530.
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