Ann F. Hilton, age 91, died peacefully after a long and full life on September 10, 2016. Ann was born in Longview, Texas, on June 27, 1925 to John and Annie (Ansley) Fentress. She met her soul-mate, Bob Hilton, when they worked together in an army dental clinic in Texas during World War II. They married in 1945 and Bob brought her to his hometown on Madison, Wisconsin, where they spent many happy years raising children and grandchildren, who were the light of her life. Although she lived in Wisconsin for more than 70 years, she never lost her Texas accent or her Texas spirit. But she did become a die-hard fan of the Brewers, Badgers and Packers. Ann had a compassion to care for others which over the years gave her the opportunity to care for numerous family and friends.
Ann was committed member of her faith and an active member of Our Lady Queen of Peace parish. Ann spent countless hours volunteering for various activities and serving communion to those who were unable to get to church. Ann was a devoted member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the family historian, spending many years tracing her family’s genealogy. She also enjoyed bridge, square-dancing, cross-stitching, cooking, word search books, vacationing at her lake home, hosting numerous parties, and spending time with her many relatives and friends. Ann cherished her family dearly.
She is survived by her children Debra (Dennis) Heaney, Linda (Phil) Schumacher, and Bob (Jodi); grandchildren Kathleen Heaney, Colleen (John) Steinbruecker, Patrick (Tracy) Heaney, Maureen Heaney, Michael (Melissa) Heaney, Lauri (Joel) Rollings, Chris Schumacher, Phil Schumacher, and Krystal (Travis) Wick; 9 great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Bob.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 South Owen Drive, Madison, with Msgr. Kenneth Fiedler presiding. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until time of Mass on Thursday at the church. Entombment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com