November 16, 1925 - January 5, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home
C. Walter “Walt” Hiltibran, 89, of Urbana, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 in his residence. He was born November 16, 1925 in Urbana Township, Champaign County, Ohio, the son of the late Isaac L. and Sarah E. (Comegys) Hiltibran.
Walt was a lifelong farmer. He was a 55 year member of the Champaign County Farm Bureau, serving as President for 3 years, the Cedar Swamp Farm Bureau Council from 1953 to 2003 and the Liberty Grange. He was both an FFA and Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year. Walt was Chairman for the Urbana Township Zoning Appeals Board for 18 years and was a past President of the PTO at Urbana Local High School. He was formerly a truck driver and participated in CB Club. He attended the Bowlusville United Methodist Church. Walt enjoyed sports, NASCAR, playing cards, fishing, active in tractor pulls around the area, following horse racing especially harness racing; in recent years, he especially enjoyed watching his granddaughters play basketball.
He is survived by daughters, Donna (Stan) Hays of Spanaway, Washington, Bettie (Thomas) Channell Bellefontaine and Ann Hiltibran of Urbana; his son Charles (Vickie) Hiltibran Urbana; his 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a great great grandson; and his several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 yrs, Mary Jane (Parks) Hiltibran; his sister, Nellie Miller and brother, Robert C. Hiltibran.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Community Mercy Hospice.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.
Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Grandview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.