A. Eugene Hillis

| January 5, 2019

A. Eugene Hillis, 85, of Rimersburg, PA, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019, at his home.

He was born March 26, 1933 in Toby Twp., Clarion Co., PA, the son of Arthur and Gladys L. (Davis) Hillis.

Eugene was a lifelong resident of Rimersburg and honorably served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked as a welder for Cooper-Bessemer of Grove City, retiring in 1994 after more than 35 years of service. Following his retirement, he enjoyed helping at the Hillis Funeral Home, which was owned for many years by his brother, Dick.

In his free time, Eugene also liked refinishing furniture with his son, Jeff. He took great pride in his yard and was gifted with the ability to fix anything. Eugene was a member of Masonic Lodge #277 in Clarion, the Coudersport Consistory, and the former Cherry Run United Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his son, Jeffrey E. Hillis, of Rimersburg; grandchildren, Jeffrey S. Hillis, Sr., Dustin E. Hillis and Kayla M. Hillis; great-grandchildren, Matthew Zielinski, Kira Hillis, Madison Beveridge, Haylee Hillis, Jeffrey S. Hillis, Jr., and Gracie N. Hillis; brother, Richard D. “Dick” Hillis and wife, Lucy, of East Brady; niece, Jana Hillis, of Berlin, MD; great-nieces, Jessica and Jennifer; and great-nephew, Justin.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife, Kaye A. (McCall) Hillis, who died July 2, 2018.

The family will receive friends from 2 PM until the time of funeral services at 3 PM on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 758 Main St., Rimersburg, PA, with the Rev. John A. Milliron officiating.

Interment will be in Rimersburg Cemetery, Rimersburg, PA.

Contributions can be made in Eugene’s honor to Clarion Forest VNA Hospice, 271 Perkins Rd., Clarion, PA 16214.

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