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OBITUARIES February 5, 2016

11/13/2013 1:28:00 PM
Catherine Ellen Hileman, 68
Catherine Ellen Hileman
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Catherine Ellen Hileman

Catherine E. Hileman, 68 taught at Decatur school

Catherine Ellen Hileman, 68, of Westport died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Morning Breeze Healthcare Center in Greensburg.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home with Pastor Maureen Walby officiating. A time for visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Following cremation, burial will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Westport Cemetery.

Mrs. Hileman graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1963 and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University in 1967 and her Master of Science in 1970 from Indiana State University. She had taught first grade at Oak Hill School Corporation from 1967 to 1968, first grade at Clinton Prairie School Corporation from 1968 to 1969 and then retired from teaching first grade and kindergarten in 2002 at Decatur County Community Schools. Mrs. Hileman had also worked for Weight Watchers for several years. She was a member of the Westport United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday School, was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers, Decatur County Retired Teachers, Women Educators of Decatur County and Indiana State Teachers Association. She enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting, needlepoint, taking books to the hospital for the Books for Babies program and enjoyed her membership with the Glory Girls.

Born September 6, 1945 in Connersville, Mrs. Hileman was the daughter of Terrence and Margaret (Abel) Madigan. She married David L. Hileman at the First Methodist Church in Shelbyville on July 30, 1967 and he survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Ross of New Albany; son, Terry (Autumn) Hileman of Columbus; grandchildren, Emilyn Grace Ross of New Albany and Ethan Finn Hileman of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Timothy Madigan.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Alzheimer's Association, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, American Cancer Society or donor's choice.

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