1921 Hilda 2011

Hilda Lee Watkins Lilly

September 30, 1921 — June 25, 2011

Hilda Lee Watkins Lilly, 89, of Beaver, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 following a short illness. Born September 30, 1921 in Clinchfield, VA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence E. and Lacey Virginia Luttrell Watkins. Hilda was preceded in death by her husband, Glendon Lilly and sister, Lacye Katherine Watkins.

After graduating from Mullens High School, Hilda earned an Associate Degree in Business, and was then employed for several years as office manager at the old Beckley Hotel (in its hey-day!) and for 16 years as office manager for Ross P. Daniel, MD.

Upon retirement, Hilda helped open the Shady Spring Public Library, where she worked as assistant librarian for seven years. For 66 years, Hilda loved and was a very active member of the Beaver United Methodist Church. Although a very modern, organized, and independent woman, Hilda was accomplished at needlework and was a most talented seamstress. She also loved books and reading.

Survivors include a son, Michael E. Lilly and wife Marcy, grandson, Matthew S. Lilly and granddaughter, Megan E. Lilly, all of Beckley; brother-in-law, Rev. Rexford Lilly of Knoxville, TN, sisters-in-law, Agatha Lilly of Scott Depot, WV and Edith Lilly of MacArthur, WV; and nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at the Beaver United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Stadelman and Rev. Betty Lusk officiating.

Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call Tuesday at the church one hour prior to service.

Family & friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beaver United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 523, Beaver, WV 25813

On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.

Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.
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