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Hilda Dee Krill Meyers
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Hilda Dee Krill Meyers, age 93, passed from this life into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 26, 2017. Born on April 28, 1923, she was preceded in death by her parents Edwin Carlton and Mabel Marjorie Gabriel Krill; sisters, Martha Jane Krill Pirtle, and Dorothy Lucille Krill Dunkle; brother, Carlton Jon Krill; father of her children, Merle C. Meyers; and daughter in-law, Trudie Lee Littlefield Meyers.


She is survived by her son Jon and wife Megan Meyers, of Pittsburgh, PA; daughter, Jean Meyers of Smithville, TN; grandson Justin and wife Elizabeth Meyers, and great grandson, William Ross Meyers, of Downingtown, PA; sister Carolyn Joan Riehle of Edgerton, OH.


She will be dearly missed by her beloved nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends, pets, and World Vision children.


Hilda earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University, and Master’s Degree from Tennessee Tech University. She retired from the DeKalb County School System, where she was a kindergarten teacher, a Follow Through Program supervisor, and food services supervisor. She was a long time and active member of First United Methodist Church in Smithville, where she served as choir director, Sunday School teacher, youth leader, administrative board member, Counsel on Ministries and Worship committee member.


Most important to Hilda was her Faith, Family and Friends and she lived her Life by the Golden Rule. Hilda also enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing and crafting. Hilda had a wonderful sense of humor, and will be dearly missed by all she touched.


Pallbearers: John Cain, Tim Stribling, Joe Loring, Tom Alexander, Dr. Steve Cooper, Mack Harney III, and Dub Evins.


Honorary Pallbearers: 1964-1967 Smithville Methodist Kindergarten classes.




Funeral was held at First United Methodist Church at 1pm.


In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to First United Methodist Church, TGA Scholarship Foundation, the DeKalb County Animal Coalition or any children’s charity.




Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, Smithville, TN was in charge of the arrangements.






Smithville, TN


March 8, 2017