March 1, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009 11:00 am Vernon Funeral Home
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 2-4 & 6-8 pm
James M. “Jim” Hiltibran 74 formerly of Urbana, passed away, Sunday, March 01, 2009 in the Springfield Regional High St. Campus.
He was born December 7, 1934 in Urbana the son of Virginia (Radford) & Joseph Hiltibran.
He was a 1952 graduate of Urbana High School. Jim retired from International Harvester after 32 years of service.
Jim loved the outdoors, he was avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed teaching others his love of the outdoors. He enjoyed boating, feeding wildlife and cooking; he loved to eat. Jim was proud of his 22 years of sobriety with the help of AA.
Most of all Jim loved to spend time with his family and grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his children, Angel (Dick) Dunham of DeGraff and Jimmy (Missy) Hiltibran of Urbana, his grandchildren, Chris Hiltibran of Mobile, Alabama, Betsy Dunham of DeGraff, J.T. Hiltibran of Urbana & Seth Hiltibran of Urbana; several nieces & nephews and a host of friends including special friends, Betty Hartman and Chris Deel.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 45 years, Elizabeth “Liz”, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME Urbana, OH.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Division of Wildlife, (Education of Children) 2045 Morse Rd., Bldg G, Columbus, Ohio 43229-9753 or to the Community Mercy Hospice, 1343 North Fountain Blvd
Springfield, Ohio 45504. Condolences may be expressed to www.vernonfh.com.