Friday, July 16th, 2010
Michael Lee Hilleary, 64, Mendon, died at 9:50 p.m. July 14, 2010, at James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.
He was born June 7, 1946, in Celina, to Lewis "Bud" and Theona Mowery Hilleary. His mother survives in Celina; his father is deceased. On Dec. 24, 1983, he married Pamela L. Painter, who survives.
Also surviving is a daughter, Dawn (Bill) Store, St. Marys; a step-daughter, Dawn (Rick) Fowler, Celina; three brothers, Lewis (Sharon) Hilleary, Urbana, Guy (Jane) Hilleary, Celina, and Klayton (Mary) Hilleary, Wapakoneta; a sister, Diana Siegrist, Celina; and four grandchildren.
Deceased is a stepson, Darrel L. Donovan, who died April 3, 2002.
He was a driver for Borden Foods and worked at the Empire Commissary, both formerly of Celina. He also was a machinist at Foremost Tool in St. Marys. He graduated from Celina High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1970, which included a tour of duty on an aircraft carrier in Vietnam. He was a member of the Celina Veteran's of Foreign Wars.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at W.H. Dick and Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina. Burial is at the Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County.
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