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Genevieve Hiett

January 15, 1930 January 27, 2019
Genevieve Hiett
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Genevieve Hiett, age 89, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 6:10 A.M. on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Roseville Nursing and Rehab in Roseville, Illinois. She was born on January 15, 1930, in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of John and Martha (Jewell) Hillen. She attended schools in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth High School with the Class of 1948. She later attended Western Illinois University, where she graduated with a degree in home economics. On November 24, 1950, she married Harlan E. "Gene" Hiett in Monmouth, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on February 26, 2014.

Genevieve taught home economics at Monmouth High School and West Marshall High School in State Center, Iowa. She also taught many adult education classes with subjects ranging from creating microwave and crock pot meals to holiday gingerbread houses. She loved to sew, knit, crochet, bake, and spend time with friends and family.

Genevieve was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church; in Monmouth, Marshalltown and Clinton, Iowa. She was active in many areas of the church, but her primary interests were United Methodist Women and Missions. In retirement, Genevieve and Gene were involved in NOMADS, a group dedicated to providing volunteer labor for United Methodist Church organizations.

Genevieve is survived by two daughters, Cynthia (Michael) Porter of Menasha, Wisconsin; and Diana Gay (Timothy) Nichols of Wichita, Kansas; two sons, Thomas (Candy Smith) Hiett of Monmouth, Illinois; and John (Mary Adams) Hiett of Iowa City, Iowa; two sisters, Virginia Carlson of Galesburg, Illinois; and Joan Beasley of Quincy, Illinois; and one daughter-in-law, Karen Higgins of Phoenix, Arizona. She is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Amy; son, Andrew; and daughter-in-law, Peggy Hiett.

As were Genevieve's wishes, cremation is being accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Monmouth, Illinois. The family will be present to receive friends from 10:00-11:00 A.M. prior to the service. Interment will be in Berwick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be left to the United Methodist Churches of Monmouth, Illinois, Clinton, Iowa, or Marshalltown, Iowa; the Clinton Women's Club; or to a charity of the donor's choice. Genevieve's family would like to thank the staff at Courtyard Estates, Roseville Rehab & Health Care, and OSF Hospice for their exceptional care.

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