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Ronald Morris Hillson

Ronald Morris Hillson, age 82, of Raymore, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2023.

A graveside service will be held at Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Higginsville on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 11 a.m.

Ronald was born in San Diego on January 1, 1941, to Harold Hillson and Lorraine (DeGreave) Hillson. After graduating high school, Ronald served his country in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard until 1962. This is where he began learning the trade of plumbing. He continued plumbing for over 50 years and had his own business.

Ronald enjoyed hunting, reading, and being outside. Ronald especially enjoyed spending time with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. Ronald also liked watching Joel Osteen’s services.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lorraine Hillson; twin brother, Donald Hillson; brother, Leonard Hillson; and maternal grandparents, Charles and Lillian DeGreave.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Karen Hillson; two daughters, Kristi Kilton (Alfred Ramirez) and Sandi Freidhof (Kent); grandchildren, Rian Freidhof (Georgia), Paige VanderLinden (Derek), and Brittni Kilton; and one great-grandson Graham VanderLinden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the South Metro Fire Department in Raymore.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home

Raymore, Missouri 816-322-5278


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