Violet  Hilderbrand
Violet "Nadine" Hilderbrand, 98, of Columbus, KS, left her earthly life and entered into heaven on March 24, 2020 at her home.
She was born December 29, 1921, in Faulkner, KS, the daughter of Neil and Vina (McBride) Turner. She attended grade school at Mt. Pleasant before graduating from Columbus Community High School in 1939
On August 24, 1940, she was united in marriage to Cloyed Hilderbrand, in Columbus.
Nadine was a homemaker and a farmer until retiring to Columbus.
Cloyed and Nadine celebrated 70 years of marriage before he passed away in 2011.
Nadine was locally known for her amazing flowers and her beautiful yard. She spent her retired years enjoying her flowers and garden. She was also active in the First Christian Church, where she had been a lifetime member. She will always be remembered for her angel food cakes at the annual bazaar.
Survivors include a granddaughter, Leigh McWilliams and her husband, James. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Joyce Wilcox; sister, Thelma Kump; and brother, I.C. "Bud" Turner.
Private graveside services will take place at the Park Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Columbus.
Services by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 611 S. East Avenue, Columbus.
Published on March 26, 2020


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Robert & Norman Conard
Mar 26, 2020
Heavenly and Harmony was purchased for the family of Violet Hilderbrand by Robert & Norman Conard.  Send flowers
Robert Conard
Mar 26, 2020
She was a special lady. All my memories of her are happy memories. She was always smiling and brought a smile to those around her. She was a neighbor and sometimes substitute mother, the best.