Sunday, February 28, 2016

Obituary: Geraldine Hills, 86, Wellsville

WELLSVILLE - Geraldine 'Geri' Smith Hills, 86, of 3319 Trapping Brook Road, passed away in her home on Friday (Feb. 26, 2016) following a brief illness. She was born Oct. 5, 1929, in Hornell, a daughter of the late Lyle and Leone Dodge Smith. She was a lifelong resident of the Wellsville area. On Aug. 6, 1950, at the Christian Temple Church in Wellsville, she married Ralph E. Hills, who survives. She was a graduate of Wellsville High School. She was a longtime member of the Christian Temple Church of Wellsville and a member of the former Rebecca Lodge in Wellsville. Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Sheila (Paul) Oliver, Janet (Robert) Wesche O'Loughlin and Carole Rich, all of California; two sons, Brian Hills and Alan (Karla) Hills, both of Wellsville; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Merry of Scio and Frances (Lee) Gillan of North Carolina; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Kevin Hills; a grandson, Brian R. Hills Jr.; a brother, Ronald "Ronnie" Smith; and a sister, Barbara Dodge. Friends may call Monday (Feb. 29, 2016) at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville from 10:30 a.m. to noon, followed by funeral services in the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ralph Eastlack officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville.Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County or the Christian Temple - First Congregational Church of Wellsville.