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Hilda M. Henderson, age 85, of Peoria, passed away in the presence of her loving family on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:16 p.m. at Unity Point Proctor in Peoria.

She was born Oct. 17, 1931 in Hamilton County, IL to Ezekiel and Vacal (Becker) Sneed. Hilda was proceeded in death by her loving husband, Paul Henderson after 40 years of marriage on Dec. 29, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include three daughters: Carol (Neal) Simmons, Cheryl Henderson, Paula (Roger) Recker, and four grandchildren: Ryan (Alisa) Recker, Alissa Recker, Randon Recker, Alexander Simmons, and 13 nieces and nephews.

Hilda worked for Caterpillar, Inc. in the Accounting Dept. for over 30 years retiring in 1990.

She was a 75 year member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. She was also a 25 year member of the South Side Mission Womens Auxiliary, Caterpillar Retirees Club, long time Girl Scout Leader, a long term care Ombudsman for the State of Illinois nursing homes, and a proud alumni of Woodruff High School.

Hilda was a loving wife, mother, sister-in-law, grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

Visitation will be Tuesday July 18, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria with a one hour visitation prior to the services.

Entombment will be in Springdale Mausoleum in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the South Side Mission, Grace Presbyterian Church T.V. Ministry program, the Kickapoo Girl Scout Council or the W.D. Boyce Boy Scouts Council.

You may view Hildas obituary online at www.WoosleyWilton.com
Published on July 17, 2017
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