Sharon K. Hiatt-Hilbrant
Sharon K. Hiatt – Hilbrant, 77, Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Fairfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Visitation will begin after noon on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with the the Rev. Deborah Stowers officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Finley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to American Diabetes Association and First United Methodist Church. On-line condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.
Born Nov. 14, 1935, in Nevinsville, she was the daughter of Albert and Loretta Carson Hutchinson. She attended Fairfield High School. On Dec. 31, 1951, she married Eugene Hiatt. Together they farmed. He preceded her in death. She married George Tom Hilbrant on Dec. 24, 1985. He preceded her in death. On Aug. 3, 1996, she married Eldon Witthoft.
For 27 years she worked for the Mt. Pleasant Community School District as a bus driver. She also worked for Bezoni’s True Value as a sales clerk and H&R Block as a receptionist during tax season. She and her husband, Eldon, tended to the duties of the family acreage in Mt. Pleasant.
She was a 4-H leader, enjoyed bird watching, and vegetable and flower gardening. She especially enjoyed traveling. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years in Fairfield, and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant.
Survivors include her husband, Eldon, of Mt. Pleasant; four daughters, Pam (Gary) Oetken of Danville, Deb (Jim) Mueller of Mt. Pleasant, Christy (Hal Harper) Church of Des Moines, and Cindy (Mike) Tisdale of Cedar Rapids; a son, Ed (Heather Gooden) Hiatt of Mt. Pleasant; two step-daughters, Sara (Darin) Ladlie of Fort Dodge, and Susan (Ryan) Basye of Dysart; a step-son, Steve (Tina) Witthoft of Mt. Pleasant; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Jan (Tony) Macri of Spotsylvania, Va.; two brothers, Denny (Roe) Hutchinson of Lucas, and Mike (Georgia) Hutchinson of Des Moines.
Preceding Sharon in death are her parents; and two husbands.