BELMONT — Ruth L. Hilliard, 87, of 81 Depot Street, died at her home on Friday, December 13, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Hilliard was born April 22, 1926 in Belmont, N.H., the daughter of the late Everett and Ethel (Hilliard) Ellsworth. She was a lifelong resident of Belmont and had been employed at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia and for the Laconia State School. Ruth loved flowers, birds, playing bingo and especially spending time with her family.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sharon Hilliard, of California, Kentucky and two daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne and "Kip" Guay of Belmont and Alice and Stanley Huntoon of Meredith Center; two brothers; Leon Ellsworth of Belmont and Walter Ellsworth of Belmont, four grandchildren, Tara, Joshua, Brent and Melaine; three step grandchildren; Samantha, Megan, and Becky; four great grandchildren; four great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hilliard was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, George Hilliard, in 2008, three brothers; Everett Ellsworth, Raymond Ellsworth and Wendell Ellsworth and one sister, Bernice Miller.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held in the Spring at the family lot in South Road Cemetery, Belmont.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.