Kathleen R. Hillary

Kathleen R. Hillary

Kathleen R. Hillary, 95, of Platteville died on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Gray’s Nursing Home, Platteville.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 at Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville. Rev. Brenda Whitford will officiate. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com The Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family.

Kathleen was born on September 23, 1917 in Platteville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Charles and Ella (Burrows) Rice. She was married to Otto Udelhofen and he preceded her in death. She was later married to Robert Hillary and he preceded her in death. Kathleen was a beautician in Mineral Point and later in Platteville for many years. She and Otto owned and operated Otto and Walt’s Bar in Platteville. Later Kathleen and Bob owned and operated K & B Bar in Benton, WI. She enjoyed bowling and traveling to Las Vegas. Kathleen enjoyed her life and lived it to its fullest.

She is survived by one brother, Merlin (Sheena) Rice of Platteville, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and infant daughter, Jaquetta Udelhofen, brothers, Charles and Stanley Rice, and sister, Hazel Walske.