Jerry R. (Strickland) Hillsman was born January 11, 1938 in Woodward, Oklahoma. She passed away July 11, 2016 at Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar, Missouri.
She resided in Missouri for most of her life, most recently in Lowry City. Jerry was a nurse for 33 years having received her Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate from nursing school in Mount Vernon, Missouri. Jerry was a very active member of her place of worship, Osceola Church of the Nazarene. Reading and cooking were two of her favorite past times.
Jerry was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Iva (Bell) Strickland; her sister, Joyce (Strickland) Hughes and her daughter, Shelly Dawn Hillsman.
She is survived by 4 children, David Hillsman of St. Joseph, Missouri, Terri Chapman and her husband Frank of Jefferson City, Missouri, Sean Hillsman and his wife Jennifer of Waseca, Minnesota and Mike Hillsman and wife Pam of Imperial, Missouri; 9 grandchildren, Aaron (Allie) Smith, Brandon Smith, Matthew (Jade) Chapman, Shannon Chapman, Sophia Hillsman, Elizabeth Hillsman, Brendan Hillsman, Olivia Hillsman and Lucas Hillsman; 3 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, John Strickland and his wife Carol of Lowry City, Missouri and James Strickland of Alaska along with many nieces, nephews and friends.