Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 21, 2012

Donna Jane Hilliard


TRAVERSE CITY — Donna Jane Hilliard, 65, of Traverse City, died at Munson Hospice House in Traverse City on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. Donna was born to the late John and Cleone (Moloy) Mussetter in Billings, Mont. She was the oldest of their five daughters.

Donna had retired from Munson Medical Center after 25 years of faithful service. She also served as president of the local union.

Donna was involved with the Interlochen Eagles Club, where she was honored last year for serving as secretary for over 20 years.

She is survived by her two daughters, Lynda (Frank) Samson and Lois (Sean) Coffey; three grandchildren, Ashley, Frankie and Caden; as well as four sisters, Vesta Stascavage, Alice Eckman, Diane Eddy and Jaki Eddy.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Johnnie Hilliard.

Donna had a heart of gold. She believed in the good of everyone and that we can all make a difference in each other's lives. She would say, "Hope for the best, but plan for the worst."

Donna's greatest gift was her unconditional love.

The family is being served by Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.