Obituary Listings

Virginia Hilton

November 15, 1918 May 4, 2018
Virginia Hilton
There are condolences waiting approval on Virginia's Tribute wall
Obituary for Virginia Hilton

Virginia Hilton, 99 of Butler, Missouri passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 4, 2018 at Medicalodge of Butler where she resided for six weeks. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. There is no visitation, however Mrs. Hilton will lie in state Monday and Tuesday at Mullinax Funeral Home prior to services. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bates County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Memories and messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Virginia was born November 15, 1918 in Spurgeon, Missouri to Lottie and Russell Thompson. Her father Russell served during World War 1, where he died during the 1918 flu pandemic that took the lives of millions of young soldiers. Virginia carried the sorrow of never knowing him throughout her life.

Prior to moving to Butler, the Hiltons lived in Chanute, Kansas, a community where she established Hiltons’ Kennel. She bred and sold a variety of AKC puppies throughout the United States, boarded pets, and operated a dog grooming business.

Virginia lovingly crocheted at least one afghan for each family member at some point during their lives and regularly baked pies and cookies for her loved ones, friends, and fundraisers. Her other hobbies included sewing, reading, and spending time with family. She always loved a challenging game of pool and stayed abreast of politics well into her 90s. Virginia was a member of the Bates County Memorial Hospital Volunteers and the Butler Home Improvement Club.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, to whom she was married for 70 years, William Dean Hilton, her father Russell Thompson, mother Lottie Stevens, stepfather Mark Stevens, grandson Matthew Friederich, a sister Clara Hammer of Bartlesville, OK., and Son-in-law Dale Friederich.
She is survived by her daughter Patricia J. Friederich of Butler, MO., son Russell D. Hilton and wife Jackie of Lawrence, KS., a sister Evelyn Tomblin of Laguna Hills, CA., a brother Ralph Stevens of Topeka, KS., six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Virginia Hilton, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Funeral Service




2:00 PM 5/8/2018 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 5/8/2018 2:30:00 PM
Mullinax Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

10 S. High St.
Butler, MO 64730

Mullinax Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
10 S. High St. Butler 64730 MO
United States

Cemetery Details


Oak Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

715 E Mill St
Butler, MO 64730

715 E Mill St Butler 64730 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Bates County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary


Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Virginia Hilton

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Virginia

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.