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Anita Genevieve (Grant) Hiller, 89, of New Albany, passed away Thursday December 14, 2017 at the Autumn Woods Health Campus. She was born on 10/30/1928, in East Orange, New Jersey, to the late Dwight W. and Ida M. (Moore) Grant. She graduated from what is now Kansas State University in 1950. Later, she obtained her teaching certificate and masters degree from Spalding University , followed by her plus 30 from Indiana University Southeast. Anita taught English at Hazelwood Junior High School in New Albany for 30 years, a beloved teacher and sponsor of the schools yearbook. An active member of St. John Presbyterian Church since moving to New Albany in 1957. Anita and her husband were youth leaders for years. She was a member of the hand bell choir, a deacon, elder, session member, member of the Stephens Ministry, and was instrumental in founding the churchs after school program, where she tutored and mentored neighborhood children for many years. In later years she authored the churchs newsletter, The Church Mouse. Anita loved learning. She was a published author and an artist. She was a member of the Fortnightly book club for many years. An avid bridge player, she belonged to multiple groups and played five times a week or more. She loved to travel visiting Europe several times and adventuring throughout the United States extensively. Most of all, she loved her family. Anita was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Harry Hiller II.
She is survived by her children:
Janet Hiller, Susan Walker(Charlie), Nancy Harley(Rick) and David W. Hiller(Barbara), 9 Grandchildren: Heather, Nicholas, Dylan, Rachel, Zachary, Dustin, Gwendolyn, Melanie and Casey; and 10 Great Grandchildren, her Sister, Dr. Phyllis Roberts, a niece and 2 nephews. A gathering of friends will take place from 2 5 PM Sunday December 17, 2017 with a celebration of life being at 5 PM Sunday at St. John Presbyterian Church(1307 E. Elm St.: New Albany, IN.). Interment of her ashes will take place at a future date in Ft. Scott, Kansas. Memorial Contributions: St. John Presybterian Church.
Published on December 15, 2017
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