Wilma Jean (Nickell) Hilsdon passed away April 23, 2017

Wilma Jean (Nickell) Hilsdon of Heber Springs, Arkansas passed this life peacefully on April 23, 2017, 3:30 P.M. at University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS) Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas.  Wilma was born on July 3, 1933, the seventh child of her deceased parents Richard and Alpha (Brooks) Nickell and preceded in death by her parents, brothers: “Little” Andy, Howard, Glen, Cecil, and sister Hilda.  Wilma was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and Memphis Business College. Wilma was of Baptist Faith.

On February 7, 1952, Wilma married Charles W. Hilsdon, the love of her life.  Together they raised their two children and worked in the field of engineering for over 50 years.  Her hobbies were gardening, fishing, hunting and traveling, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Wilma is survived by her husband of 65 years, Charles W. Hilsdon: Son: David W. and Wife Terry (Conley) Hilsdon of Millington, Tennessee; Daughter Marsha L. and Husband Roger Turner of Memphis, Tennessee; Grandson: Sean E. and Wife April (Cheung) Hilsdon and Great-Grandsons: Mitchell Eric and Garrett Wayne Hilsdon of Southaven, Mississippi; Brother; Richard and wife Roberta Nickell of Elkins, Arkansas; Sisters: Betty (Nickell) Alexander of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Evelyn (Nickell) Gabbard of Springdale, Arkansas, along with a host of any Nephews, Nieces and dear friends.

A visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M., Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Family Funeral Service, 100 West Searcy Street, Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543, and (501) 362-2088.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M, Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Nickell Memorial Church and Cemetery, 14797 Hazel Valley Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, with interment to follow by Brother Paul Dennis officiating.

The family ask in lieu of flowers, Wilma requested that memorials may be made to Nickell Memorial Church and Cemetery, 4400 Tahoe Circle Drive, Springdale, Arkansas 72762 .Arrangements by Family Funeral Service. www.dwightfamilyfuneral.com