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Dorothy Hillard, 88

Dorothy L. Hillard, 88, of Montpelier passed away Saturday morning at Evergreen Manor Nursing Home in Montpelier.  She was born on March 11, 1926 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Vernon and Thelma F. (Murphy) Covert.  On December 19, 1942 she married Kermit Hillard in Athens County and he preceded her in death.

Dorothy was a longtime member of the Montpelier Church of Christ.  She was a great wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a home maker and enjoyed cooking, baking and shopping.

She is survived by a son Ronald (Carolyn) Hillard of Montpelier; a daughter Sharon Brown of Montpelier; two sisters Carolyn Burton of Chauncy, Ohio and Virginia (Jim) Brannon of Reedsville, Ohio; three brothers Dick (Pat) Covert of Nelsonville, Ohio, Gary (Jackie) Covert of Pataskala, Ohio, and David Covert of Nelsonville; twelve grandchildren, thirty five great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Kermit, parents, son Vernon Michael Hillard, daughter Deanna Bostater, five grandchildren and five siblings.

Visitation for Dorothy will be on Tuesday June 10th from 2-4 pm and 6-8pm at the Thompson-Geesey Funeral Home, Empire Chapel at 335 Empire Street in Montpelier.  Services will be on Wednesday at 11am at the funeral home with Dan Bobilya to officiate.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.  Donations may be made to the Montpelier Church of Christ.

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