Annabelle Alexander, 86

Annabelle Alexander, 86, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 16.

She was born on April 2, 1926, in Wabash, to the late Lawrence Orville Yost and Mary Nettie (Moore) Yost. Annabelle was preceded in death by her beloved husbands Austin Hileman and Donald Alexander, sisters Ruby Evan, Wabash, and Betty Miller, Evansville, and brother Lawrence (Larry) Yost Jr., Wabash.

Annabelle graduated from Wabash High School in 1944 and from the Kokomo School of Practical Nursing in 1970, where she earned a degree in Practical Nursing. She retired after working 20 plus years as an LPN at the Wabash County Hospital, primarily in labor and delivery. She often stated that being able to assist in the delivery of her grandchildren was the highlight of her nursing career. Annabelle was a 50-year member of the Wabash Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and a 15-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Pasadena, Texas.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Diana (Hileman) King and husband Dan, Pasadena, Texas, and Darrell Hileman and wife Kathy, Lake Placid, Fla.; grandchildren Kevin Hileman, Elkhart; Heather Masten, Pasadena; Kara Fulmer, Wabash; Allison Weiss, Burlington, Mass.; and Chad Ewer, Friendswood, Texas; six great-grandchildren Corey, Audrey, Jordan, Paxton, Emma, and Dennis; and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 22, at McDonald Funeral Home with Pastor Curt Alexander officiating. Burial followed in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington County.

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Annabelle will be forever remembered for her gentle kindness, warmth and good humor.

Posted on 2013 Feb 22