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Wilma “Dink” Hillman, 90, Greensburg, passed away Nov. 24, 2015.. She was born Aug. 21, 1925, in New Point, the daughter of Thomas and Clara (Koebbe) Tellas. As a young girl sitting on her Dad’s lap listening to the radio show “Hink and Dink,” she looked to her dad and said, "You be Hink, and I’ll be Dink," so thus was the name she was known by.. Dink was a 1943 graduate of New Point High School. She was a homemaker and Avon Representative. Dink was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds, playing cards and needle point. On Jan. 27, 1951, she married John Hillman at St. John’s Catholic Church, Enochsburg.. Survivors include daughters Rita (Gary) Phelps, Greensburg, and Jane (Steve) Hockaden, Greensburg; sons Dennis (Connie) Hillman, Indianapolis, Larry (Cindy) Hillman, Pensacola, Florida, and Terrence Hillman, Greensburg; grandchildren Tammi Hillman, Tara Haley, Erin Phelps, Jenna Hillman, Christopher Hockaden and Natasha Hockaden; and great-grandchildren Neleigha and Carhagin Haley.. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Charles “Art” Tellas and Thomas K. Tellas and sister Clara Irene Robbins.. A prayer service for family and friends will be held Friday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. followed by visitation until 8 p.m. at the Gilliland Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg. A funeral Mass will be Saturday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour before at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father John Geis will be officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery.. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the St. Mary’s Building Fund. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
Published on  November 24, 2015
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