Dorothy Lee Hillebrand, 87, of Staunton, IL passed away Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Heritage Health in Staunton, IL. Born June 22, 1934, in Shaws Point Township, Macoupin County, IL, she was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Martin and Daisy (Gates) Kates. She married Marvin L. Hillebrand on November 29, 1969, at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton, IL, and he passed away on December 12, 2019. She worked as a Clerk at Fritz’s Drug Store in Staunton, IL for many years. She worked at the family dairy in her younger years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton, IL.
She is survived by 2 Sons - Robert D. (Brenda) Crouch – Carlinville, Illinois and Dennis W. (Janet) Crouch – Staunton, Illinois, 3 Grandchildren - Alyssa (Eric) Gibbel, Joshua (Jamie) Crouch, Rachel (John) McMahon
5 Great Grandchildren - Ryleigh & Andrew Gibbel, Livia & Wesley Crouch, and Eli McMahon
1 Brother - Robert (Audrey) Kates – Carlinville, Illinois. Sister-In-Law - Iona Bertels – Dorsey, Illinois, and Special Cousin - Cheryl Diller – St. Louis, Missouri
Besides her husband & parents, she was preceded in death by – 1 Son - Thomas Crouch, 1 Great Grandson - Thomas Gibbel, 2 Brothers - Melvin Kates & Donald Kates, and 3 Sisters - Julia Myers, Alice Fox, & Almeda Chapin.
Friends may call from 10 AM to 11 AM on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton. Funeral services will follow at 11 AM at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Kelly Mitteis officiating. Burial will be held at Prairietown Cemetery in Prairietown, IL. Memorials are suggested to either Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran School.
Zion Lutheran Church
311 S. Elm St., Staunton IL 62088
Zion Lutheran School
220 W. Henry St, Staunton IL 62088