Lillie Mae Hillmer, age 91, passed away on December 2, 2019 in Columbus, TX. She was born to August and Annie (Rabel) Schindler on December 8, 1927 in Eagle Lake, TX.
Lillie Mae was a homemaker and former owner and bookkeeper for Columbus Carpets. In her free time, she enjoyed cooking for her family. Her hobbies included crocheting. Her favorite thing was going to the farm. She was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Lillie Mae was preceded in death by: her parents, August and Annie Schindler; husband, Marvin E. Hillmer; brother, Joe R. Schindler and brother-in-law, Ray Powell.
Lillie Mae is survived by: sons, Carl A. Hillmer and wife Donna of Columbus, TX and Larry T. Hillmer of Bernardo, TX; sister, Annie Bell Powell of Crossroads, Mississippi; sister-in-law, CoyDell Schindler; and grandchildren, Kari Tesch and husband Zach, Kevin James Hillmer and Kylee Shay Werland; and caregivers, Evelyn Johnson and Arilee Earls.
Funeral service will be on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus, Texas with Pastor Alan Kethan officiating. Visitation will be Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Henneke Funeral Home and at church on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Joe Wayne Schindler, Allen Schindler, Gary Schindler, Warren Powell and Gordon Powell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 267, Columbus, TX. 78934 or the charity of your choice.
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