Lexington Resident: Eva May Marie Hilker, age 93 (1919-2013)

Eva May Marie (Toomey) Hilker, 93, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Thursday, January 3rd, 2013, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.

Eva was born May 18th, 1919, to Salem and Mahala (Pierson) Toomey, north of Holbrook, Nebraska and grew up south of Arapahoe, Nebraska, on a farm. She spent most of her young life there with the exception of a few years in Michigan.

She was united in marriage to Alfred Hilker on June 16th, 1946, at Junction City, Kansas. Following their marriage they farmed the home place north of Holbrook for eight years. They then moved to Washington State and Idaho for work until 1959, when they moved to Lexington. They built their home on south Washington Street where they enjoyed many wonderful years sharing their bountiful garden and the fruit from their fruit trees with friends and neighbors.

Eva enjoyed collecting dolls and being a part of the “Do Nothing” Club. She was also a faithful member of the Evangelical Free Church.

Eva is survived by several close nieces and nephews; as well as grand-nieces and grand-nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred in 2001; two infant children, Bruce Jon and Dawn Elaine; half-brothers and sisters, Ben, Mike, Simon, Mary, and Ada.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 5th, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Free Church in Lexington with Pastor Duane Russell officiating.

Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery in Holbrook, Nebraska.
Memorials are suggested to Evangelical Free Church or the Holbrook Cemetery Association.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.

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