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Denise Yvonne Hilty

Denise Yvonne Hilty, 58, Hays, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Via Christi Village, Hays.

She was born March 9, 1955, in Goodland to Thurl and Harriet (Smith) Demaree. She was a graduate of Goodland High School.

She was a homemaker and worked as a restaurant cook.

She enjoyed reading, painting ceramics, baking and cooking. She was proud to be a friend to the residents at Via Christi Village, where she also served on the residents council.

Survivors include two sons, Daylon Hilty and wife, Nicole, Lyman, Wyo., and Zachary Hilty, Hays; two daughters, Lynn Carrillo, Woodland Park, Colo., and Elizabeth Fiddler, Joplin, Mo.; a brother, Bruce Demaree, Goddard; a sister, Kathryn Hafliger and husband, John, Hays; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Chapel, Via Christi Village, Hays; graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Mountain time Saturday in Goodland City Cemetery.

Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Via Christi Village, Hays.

Condolences can be sent to the family by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to keithley@ruraltel.net.