Niagara Gazette


July 17, 2014

Helen (Yvonne) Hillman

LAKELAND, FL — Helen (Yvonne) Hillman, 75, of Lakeland, passed away peacefully Friday, July 11, 2014, at LRMC.

Yvonne was born June 16, 1938, in Chattanooga, TN, the daughter of the late Thomas and Peggy Wycoff.

She spent the majority of her life in Niagara Falls, NY, retiring as an Owner/Operator of a       concession stand for the Niagara Falls Police Dept. She relocated to Lakeland, FL, in 1989, with her husband, the late Gordon R. Hillman, the love of her life for 48 years.

Yvonne was a very strong, caring woman, mother and grandmother, working and raising a family while totally blind since 1965.

Survived by her two children, Gordon D. Hillman, Peggy L. Lankford and her husband, Jonathon, of Lakeland, FL; four grandchildren, James Alfiere, Jr. and his wife, Haley, Tesha M. Hibbard and her husband, Michael, of Lewiston, NY, Jennifer Hillman, Jina Hillman of Lakeland, FL, and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Thomas (Stephen) Wycoff.

A viewing and service will be held for friends and family at the Lakeland Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens Monday, July 21, 2014, at 4 PM. The family will have a private graveside service at a later time. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or memorial gifts may be made in her name to the National Federation of the Blind, American Cancer Association or a charity of your choice.

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