Charlene Hileman

Charlene Hileman

Charlene Hileman, 80, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at her home. 

She was born on March 1, 1943, in Anna, the daughter of Charles and Erie J McCommons Rosson. 

She married Gerald Hileman on June 25, 1965, in Mill Creek.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald Hileman of Jonesboro; a son, Scott Hileman of Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Gina (Brian) Bivin of La Grange, Ky.; grandchildren Jasmine Bivin and Bryce Bivin; a brother, Bob (Pat) Rosson of Goodyear, Ariz.; her fur baby, Stacey; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant twins; a sister, Virginia Gould; and a brother, Louis Rosson. 

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Anna. Charlene and Gerald lived in Elgin for 15 years. She worked at the Elgin Hospital in labor and delivery. 

After moving back to Southern Illinois, she worked over 20 years at the Union County Long-Term Care and later at Jonesboro Rehab. 

She loved life and all it had to offer. She enjoyed working in the yard and tending to her flowers. She loved going out to eat and shopping with Gerald.

Funeral services for Charlene Hileman were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Ivan Ryan officiating. Interment followed at St. John’s Cemetery west of Dongola.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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