Ruth Carolyn Hillyard, 79 of Carmi, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was an active member of the Crossville United Methodist Church serving with Kidz Club and the White County Home Extension where she served as president for several years. She had been employed as a secretary at Enfield High School, Housekeeping manager at Windsor Oaks, and a Hallmark Representative.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Myra Hillyard of Carmi; two daughters and a son-in-law, Donna and Alan Lewin of Auburn, and Iva Hillyard of Carmi; and four grandchildren, Katie (Kyle) Rynkiewich, Kristie Hillyard, Kimberly Lewin, and Alyssa Lewin.
Funeral services for Ruth Carolyn Hillyard will be 10 a.m. Wednesday June 11, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Kuykendall Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.
Memorials may be made to the Crossville United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.