March 2, 2022
Dorothy Lee Hillebrand, 87, of Staunton, Ill., died at Heritage Health in Staunton on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. She was born on June 22, 1934, in Shaws Point Township in Macoupin County, the daughter of the late Martin and Daisy Lee (Gates) Kates. She married Marvin L. Hillebrand on Nov. 29, 1969, at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2019.
Dorothy had worked as a clerk at Fritz's Drug Store in Staunton for many years. She worked at the family dairy in her younger years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton.
Survivors include two sons, Robert (Brenda) Crouch of Carlinville, Dennis (Janet) Crouch of Staunton; three grandchildren, Alyssa (Eric) Gibbel, Joshua (Jamie) Crouch, Rachel (John) McMahon; five great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Andrew Gibbel, Livia and Wesley Crouch, Eli McMahon; one brother, Robert (Audrey) Kates of Carlinville; sister-in-law, Iona Bertels of Dorsey; and special cousin, Cheryl Diller of St. Louis, Mo. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Crouch; one great-grandson, Thomas Gibbel; two brothers, Melvin Kates and Donald Kates; three sisters, Julia Myers, Alice Fox, and Almeda Chapin.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 26, at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton with Rev. Kelly Mitteis officiating. Interment was in Prairietown Cemetery in Prairietown.
Memorials are suggested to either Zion Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran School. Condolences may be left online at http://www.williamsonfh.com. Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton was in charge of arrangements.