Ruth Hilliard

Ruth Lynn Orr Hilliard, 86, died March 23, 2013, in Hubbard Hospice House.

She was born March 5, 1927, at Parsons, to Rex and Amanda Peterson Orr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Hilliard; and five siblings.

Lynn is survived by her children, John David Hilliard (Nancy), B. Joan Eigenbrod and J. Craig Hilliard (Isabel); five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Nancy J. Graziani and Billie Shreve; one brother, Rex Orr Jr.; two half sisters and one half brother, Carole, Judy and David; a brother-in-law, Millard Hilliard (Vera); many loving nieces and nephews; and many good friends.

Lynn attended Davis & Elkins College and West Virginia State University. She worked as deputy county clerk at Tucker County Clerk’s Office, Putnam County Board of Education, a statistician at West Virginia State Department of Education and grants coordinator at Department of Culture and History. She retired in 1988. When John retired in 1991, they traveled the United States in their RV with the Holiday Ramblers.

Lynn’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at HospiceCare at 1606 Kanawha Blvd, West, Charleston, WV 25387. They have been with mom since May 2012, specifically Janet and Cheryl, until March 18, when mom went to Hubbard Hospice House. The staff at Hubbard House was equally as wonderful. We have a final special thank you to LuAnn Hall who has been with mom since June 2012 and has gone through this with us.

In lieu of flowers or other caring gifts, please contribute to HospiceCare.

At Lynn’s request, her body is being cremated, and memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.

Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memories of Lynn may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary at