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Martha Charlotte Hiles

June 2, 1927 ~ December 23, 2020 (age 93)


Martha Charlotte Hiles, age 93 of Beardstown, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Evergreen Place in Beardstown.

She was born June 2, 1927 in Beardstown, the daughter of Morris and Eleanor McMurl Avery. She married Dwight “Bud” Hiles on October 26, 1945 in Virginia, and he preceded her in death on January 27, 1993.

 She is survived by her daughter Janet (husband Robert) Brown of Beardstown; two grandchildren Mark Edward Brown and Robert Keith (wife Tammie) Brown both of Beardstown; two great grandchildren Cassandra (husband Josh) Bartlow and Desiree (husband Dylan) Von Wald; one great great grandson Nolan Bartlow; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Vicki Gee, and her sister Dorothy May Hiles.

 Mrs. Hiles graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1945. Throughout her life she had worked at Smith’s Ice Cream, Wells Lamont, Sears, and Kents IGA all in Beardstown. She was a member of Community of Christ Church in Beardstown.

 Private family services will be held. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

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Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory
515 State Street
Beardstown, IL 62618

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