Mabel S. Hillis

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Mabel S. Hillis

October 31, 1928 - August 04, 2018

CHARLOTTEVILLE - Mabel S. Hillis, 89, of Charlotteville, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, surrounded by her family.
Born on Oct. 31, 1928, in Davenport, Mabel was the daughter of the late Harmon J. and Norma (Wood) More.
She married Ralph E. Hillis, on Sept. 14, 1947, in Oneonta.
Mabel and Ralph owned and operated Willow Mill Stock Farm in Charlotteville, a Century Farm and Bicentennial Farm that has now been owned by four Hillis generations.
Mrs. Hillis was a 39-year member of the Schenevus Chapter No. 138 Order of the Eastern Star, where she held several offices, including the Grand Representative to the Grand Chapter of Montana. She was also a member of the Davenport Grange No. 1516.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Salvage; son-in-law, Lawrence Salvage; and siblings, Lucille, Earl and Gordon More.
Mabel is survived by her husband of 70 years, Ralph E. Hillis of Charlotteville; children, Patricia (Robert) Smith of Carlisle, George (Linda) Hillis of Morris, Cathleen (Greg) Overholtzer of East Berlin, Pennsylvania and Douglas (Melanie) Hillis of Charlotteville; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Leigh of Gilbert, Arizona; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services and burial in Davenport Cemetery will take place later and will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 138, Main Street, Schenevus, NY 12155
Share condolences with the Hillis family at www.macarthurfh.com.
Published on August 9, 2018
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