Warren Hileman

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

JONESBORO, Ill. -- Warren V. Hileman, 103, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.

He was born Sept. 29, 1901, in Anna, son of Aaron and Alvenia McIntire Hileman. He and Mae Elizabeth Hileman were married June 20, 1923, in Tuscola, Ill. She died June 24, 1989.

Hileman worked in security at the Veterans Administration Hospital in North Chicago. He attended Big Creek Baptist Church. He was a life member of Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 in Anna.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. He served with the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia from September 1919 to March 1920. His service in Russia entitled Hileman to receive the World War I Victory Medal, which was presented by Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Director Roy I. Dolgos, after he moved to the veterans home in 1995.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet Hardin of Anna; a half sister, Nina Davidson of Anna; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Friends may call at Hileman Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Revs. James Hardway and LaRue Parr officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery, with full military rites by VFW Post 3455.