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John A Hillman

November 4, 1959 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

John Hillman Obituary

John Alvin Hillman, 64, passed away on March 11, 2024, at home surrounded by his loving family.  John was born to Alvin and Thelma Hillman in Wichita, Kansas, on November 4, 1959.  John married Debbie Diskin on July 31, 1982, and together they had two children, Nic and Shelby.

John was an auctioneer for 34 years, and he owned Hillman Sales and Auction Service. He was also a realtor for Farm and Home Realty in Cheney, and he was a distributor for WW Manufacturing  Company.

For everyone that had the pleasure of meeting “Big John”, you had the opportunity to experience his cooking, his infamous handshake, the love he shared for his family and his passion for the river.

He is preceded in death by parents, Alvin and Thelma Hillman; sister, Joyce Hillman.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Hillman; son, Nic (Kelli) Hillman; daughter, Shelby Hillman; brothers, Larry (Becky) Hillman, Loren Hillman; sisters, Arleata (Tom) Harmon, Arlene (Steve) Williams, Barbara Kjergaard, and Charlene (Joe) Hodge; grandchildren, Knox, Lennox and Koe.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon, Kansas. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, March 15, 2024, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church followed by burial at Vinita Cemetery in Cheney, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Building Fund 4813 NE 150 Ave, Cheney, KS 67025 or Cheney Community Foundation c/o Citizens State Bank 306 N. Main St., Cheney, KS, 67025. 

The Rosary will be available via livestream [Click Here]

The Funeral Mass will be available via livestream [Click Here] 

And always remember “If you’re gonna be a bear, you might as well be a grizzly”.

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
March 14, 2024

7:00 PM
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church (Vinita Cemetery, Cheney, Kansas)

Funeral Mass
Friday
March 15, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church (Vinita Cemetery, Cheney, Kansas)

Please note
The Rosary will be available via livestream at this address: https://www.youtube.com/live/ZrXMKJ0B-h8?feature=shared The Funeral Mass will be available via livestream at this address: https://www.youtube.com/live/4XEmt_XHitM?feature=shared
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