|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1917|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 2008|
Services will be 1:30 PM Friday in the Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Coast, officiating.
Mrs. Hilliard died Monday at her home.
Burial will be in the Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home.
Ellan was born near Electra, Texas on December 27, 1917. She married Billy Watson in 1938. They had three children, Larry, Patricia and Billie Jean, all since deceased. Billy died in 1941. She remarried in 1942 to LTC (Retired) Clark Hilliard, who passed away in 1997. They had four children, Judy Smith and her husband, Richard, Jackie Pruitt, Jery Neal and her husband, Michael, and David Hilliard.
Ellan wrapped bandages for our troops during World War II, while Clark was overseas. She also served as a military spouse and mother during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Clark was stationed in Germany, Korea and various other posts stateside before retiring at Fort Sill. When most of her family was old enough, she volunteered with the American Red Cross and became a Blue Teen supervisor with particular involvement at the McMahon Tomlinson Nursing Center. Clark and Ellan were charter members of Trinity Baptist Church since 1942. Ellan was a lifelong homemaker who put others before herself. She relied on her faith in Christ to guide her life.
Including her children, she is also survived by four grandchildren, Anthony, Dan, Tim Lewandowski, and Nick Pruitt; five great grandchildren, Kolby, Kyler, Scarlett, Koen and Chase; two sisters, Mary and Delores; and three brothers, Melbourne, Norville and Wilbur.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, John Whit and Ruby Reid, two brothers, J.W. and Roy, and a sister, Lou Nell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Southwest Oklahoma, PO Box 2074, Lawton, Oklahoma 73502 or to Feed the Children, PO Box 36, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101.
Fort Sill Post Cemetery
Created by: DonZas
Record added: May 16, 2010
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