We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Helen Hillis age 68 of Hammond, IN passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 surrounded by her four loving children. She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Betty Planer, and the father of her children Angel “Papi” Pabey. She is survived by her children Heather Smith(Larry), Steven Hillis, Adam Hillis(Ashley), and Jonathan Pabey; her siblings Pinkie, David, Horsey, Carol, Michael; and her 7 loving grandchildren.
Helen’s strong-willed nature and feisty personality were only matched by her generous heart and a softness known by those closest to her. She was a lover of thrift stores, playing her music loudly, and bragging about her children and grandchildren to anyone within earshot. Helen was a force of nature; she loved fiercely and was loved fiercely in return. It is said that “the influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” Helen’s passing leaves a void in the lives of her children that can never be filled.
A Visitation will be held at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Road Highland, IN 46322. Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, with a funeral service beginning at 12:00 PM. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana.