Rena J. Hileman

Rena J. Hileman

Rena J. Hileman, 59, of Anna, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. 

She was born on Dec. 12, 1960, in Anna, the daughter of James Wesley and Laura Skelton Fox. 

She married Albert Hileman on May 24, 1986, in Jonesboro.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Hileman of Anna; daughters Sheryl (James) Gentry of Anna, Alison Hileman (Brandon Barnes) of Anna and Laura (Chris) Stocker of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, J.J. Vaughn, Sarah and Jordan Gentry; her stepmother, Mildred Fox of Jonesboro; siblings Helen Bracken of Jonesboro, Will (Pam) Bracken of Anna, Bobbie Bracken of Jonesboro, Dena (Donnie) Messamore of Anna, Debbie Clover of Anna, Jacque (Jim) Sharpe of Pekin and Lorie Tanner of Cape Girardeau; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jimmy Fox and Billy Fox; and one sister, Becky Lannom. 

She worked for many years at Ensign Bickford as a primer operator and later worked for Rural Health in medical reception. She was a member of the Anna Moose Lodge No. 1346, the American Pool Association and the Union County Pool League. 

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Geoff Bond officiating. Interment was in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery in Lick Creek. 

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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