Ada A. Hillier
Jan. 5, 1873 - Feb. 6, 1959
The South Bend Tribune
South Bend, Indiana
(St. Joseph County)
Thursday, February 6, 1959
MISS HILLIER DIES AT AGE 86
Home Economist School Leader Succumbs
Miss Ada A. Hillier, 86, who introduced and was director of home economics in South Bend City Schools for 40 years died at 7:30 am today in Memorial Hospital after an illness of four weeks.
Miss Hillier, who lived at 805 W. Colfax Ave. retired in 1942. During her active career she compiled a textbook on cooking and household hints which has run into many editions.
She also had charge of women's food work in South Bend during World Wars I and II.
Born in 1873
Miss Hillier was born in South Bend, Jan. 5, 1873, daughter of Samuel A. and Martha E. Hillier, pioneer residents.
She was also a graduate of Armour Institute. She held B. S. and M. S. degrees from Teachers' College, Columbia University, N.Y. and she spent one year studying in a private school in Rome, Italy.
Funeral at 11 a.m. Monday
She was a member of the First Methodist Church and a former member of the Progress Club. She also was affiliated with the American Home Economics Assn.; the Indiana Home Economics Assn; the Woman's College Club, and the American Assn. of University Women.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Carl W. Ginz of South Bend, and two brothers, Forest Hillier of South Bend, and Glen Hillier of Long Beach, Calif.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Hiram Kreighbaum of South Bend, and a brother Samuel D. Hillier of Mishawaka.