Obituary for Rebecca Hillis

Rebecca "Becky" Hillis, 67, of Berlin Heights passed away on January 9, 2017 at Firelands Regional Medical Center. She was born in Sandusky on March 5, 1949 and has lived in the area for her entire life. She was a 1967 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. After graduating, she worked as a telephone operator and then ran the Hast Cider Mill from the 1970's through the 90's. She raised, loved, showed and cared for miniature horses. Becky was a founding member of the Northern Ohio Miniature Hors ...
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Rebecca "Becky" Hillis, 67, of Berlin Heights passed away on January 9, 2017 at Firelands Regional Medical Center. She was born in Sandusky on March 5, 1949 and has lived in the area for her entire life. She was a 1967 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. After graduating, she worked as a telephone operator and then ran the Hast Cider Mill from the 1970's through the 90's. She raised, loved, showed and cared for miniature horses. Becky was a founding member of the Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Association. She was active in 4-H and was a judge at the Erie County Fair. She enjoyed sewing and attending her sewing group. She also was a foster mother for over 17 children for over 20 years, including adopting two of them. She was the best wife for 47 years and the absolute best homemaker, mother, grandmother, foster mom, sister and friend to all. She was a true giver with a heart of gold and will be dearly missed by all. She is survived by her husband of 47 years Richard "Rick", sons, Mark and John, and a daughter Jenni, grandchildren Caden, Cassie, Colton, Rebecca, Wyatte, and Ricky, a sister Sharon (Lee) Yothers, and a brother Fred "Bill" (Brenda) Hast. She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Josephine (Fey) Hast. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, 38 South Street, Berlin Heights. A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday at 10:00 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Huron. There will be visitation at the church one hour prior to mass. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Berlin Heights. Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Recent Condolence Notes

Monday, 1/16/2017
Rick,
You and all of your family are in my prayers today. I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, she sounds like someone I would have liked knowing.
- Valerie Bigler

Saturday, 1/14/2017
I am so sad to hear of Becky's passing. She was a wonderful person and cared so much for others. My deepest sympathy to Rick and the Hillis and Hast families.
- Cheryl Steris

Friday, 1/13/2017
It was so much fun sewing with you these past two decades! Loved sharing stories of kids and grandkids with you. We will miss you much. Condolences to your family. Pat Dow
- Pat Dow

So sorry to hear of Becky's passing, Rick. I thought she looked wonderful at the class reunion, & I am grateful to have had the opportunity to see & chat with her there. My menories of Becky were that she was one of the nicest, sweetest girls! Enjoyed reading the info here...did not know about the mini horses, how wonderful! Prayers for you and your families.
- Sharon Garrett

I will miss you Becky. I have enjoyed getting to know you as one of the Edison Sewers.
- Lisa freriks

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