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“She was the best mom in the world. Sweetest person I've ever got to know and, I'm lucky to call her mom. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Gina Hilleman - Altoona, IA

“You are in my thoughts and prayers So sorry to hear of your loss. Becky was a year behind me in school but we had choir together. She was a sweet...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Jeany Reed Marlin - albia, IA

“Becky was a special person. Full of love and care for others.She tried to take care of so many. Beautiful inside and out. Wilma, Karen and Sandy...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Edie Musgrove - DIXON, CA

“Have known Becky for 36 years, we were roommates the first six. I thought of her as the sister i never had. She taught me how to play guitar and we...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Joan Hardcastle - Waukee, IA

“I remember Becky as on of the sweetest persons I ever knew. She was a good mother, wife and friend. Uncle Lee ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Lee Musgrove - Dixon, CA - Family

“I was really sorry to hear of Becky's passing. She was a close friend to me for the past 12 years and will be greatly missed. Although, we didn't...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Crystal Day - Bondurant, IA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Becky's family. I have very fond memories of playing flutes with her in the band. She always had a smile and was...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Susan Bernard - Mitchellville, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Wilma. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Rebecca Sanford - Albia, IA

“I am Becky's cousin, one of Trudi's sons. Though our lives have been lived so far away from each other, my wife, Cindy, and I have followed Becky's...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Doug Padgett - Cherry Valley, CA

“So sorry to hear of Becky's passing. She was such a caring person. My thoughts and prayers go out to her children, mother, and other family members...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Becky (Chidester) Seeley - IA

“Becky was the sweetest of souls that added music and laughter to our lives. Our condolences to the family and especially to her children. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Kevin and Dawn Engstrom - Omaha, NE

“Sorry to hear of Beck's passing. I have good memories of her coming over to our house in the 70's to stay on the few occasions that Mom and Dad...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Rosemary Spaur Tiwari - IA

“Very sorry to hear of Becky's passing. My thoughts and prayers are sent to her Mother, children and sisters and families. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Kate Brock - Albia, IA - Friend

“When I was a child those passing were relatively unknown to me. Now it is my family and friends. I do not like this change and it is happening more...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Carl & Elaine Spaur - Albia, IA

“Very sorry to hear of Becky's passing. My thoughts and prayers are sent to her Mother, children and sisters and familiess. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Kate Brock - Albia, IA - Friend

“Remember old days, beautiful smile & happy giggle; gone too soon. Blessings to her family. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Sarah Hindman - Albia, IA

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17 of 20 | Posted by: Kate Brock - Albia, IA - Friend

“So very sorry for this family. She was a wonderful woman. Peace and prayers! ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Deanna Stafford - Ankeny, IA

“Wilma and family, So sorry for your loss. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Diane Whitson - Albia, IA

“So sorry for your loss!!! The Fredericksen's ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Angie Fredericksen - Bondurant, IA


Rebecca "Becky" Lynne (Templer) Hilleman, age 56, of Ankeny, died Friday, February 5, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Becky was born January 26, 1960 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Walter and Wilma (McCoy) Templer. She grew up and graduated from Albia High School with the class of 1978. Becky attended college at Northwest Missouri State University and received her librarian certificate. On June 29, 1987, she married Dean Hilleman at St. Paul Lutheran Church in State Center, Iowa. Together, Becky and Dean adopted 4 children; Tony, Mark, Katelynne, and Gina. Becky and Dean later divorced.

Becky was a medical secretary for a time before staying home to care for her 4 children full time. She was involved in foster care and loved children and babies. Becky was very musically gifted. She played the piccolo and flute in high school. She enjoyed singing while playing her guitar, crocheting, knitting, cooking, writing, her cats, and had an eye for interior design. Her real joy in life was spending time with her family and friends, especially her children.

Becky is survived by her mother, Wilma Templer; 4 children, Tony Hilleman, Mark Hilleman, Katelynn Hilleman, and Gina Hilleman; 2 sisters, Karen Deimerly and Sandy (Gary) Wallace; 2 nieces; 3 nephews; 2 grand-nieces; and 1 grand-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Templer; a sister in infancy, Marjorie Templer; a brother-in-law, Jack Deimerly; and an uncle, DuWayne Templer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Pastor Lynda Carlson officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Becky's family present from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for the benefit for Becky's children has been established at First Iowa State Bank in Albia. Donations can be made to First Iowa State Bank at 19 Benton Ave. Albia, Iowa 52531.