Tom Hilbert's memorial service will be on Saturday, June 27, 2:00 p.m. at New Life Church. Please see Tom's obituary below for more information. A luncheon following the memorial service is being planned, location to be determined and communicated at a later date.
Tom Hilbert of Marthasville passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 20th, 2015 with his loving wife & family at his side, at the home of his daughter & son-in-law in Columbia, MO. He had reached the age of 65 years.
Tom was born in Monroe City, MO to Julia & John Hilbert on December 25, 1949. Tom graduated from Monroe City High School in 1967. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville in 1972. Tom graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a Master of Education in Educational Administration in 1978.
Tom married Angelia Smith on August 3, 1974 at the Broadway Christian Church in Columbia, MO. They had one daughter Alicia.
He spent 30 years in the Warren Co R-III School System. Tom taught 4th & 6th grades, Elementary & High School Physical Education. He spent 12 years coaching football & track. He was an Elementary Principal for 13 years. After retiring from education he worked part time for 10 years at the Star Stamps & Coins store in St. Charles. The last few years he has been an Aquatic Instructor at the YMCA in Washington, MO.
Tom enjoyed watching the Cardinals, Mizzou Football & Basketball games. He was an avid fly fisherman & enjoyed tying flies. He also enjoyed photography & flower gardening. Tom loved working with and teaching young people. He was the Co-Director of the Colorado Backpacker Event working with CUP (Disciples of Christ, United Methodist & Presbyterian Churches).
Tom was a Charter Member and part of the Leadership Team of New Life Church in Washington, MO.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Angelia; his daughter Alicia and son-in-law Joseph Kelley of Columbia; three grandsons Christopher, Andrew, & Aidan; One sister Toni Maloney & husband Mike of Monroe City, MO.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm at New Life Church, 408 E 8th Street in Washington, MO.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:
New Life Church
P.O. Box 2074
Washington, MO 63090
Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch
601 N Center St
Shelbina, MO 63468
The Family of Tom Hilbert has entrusted Memorial Funeral Home with his care.
Brenda Garris & Ernie Shepherd
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. May God comfort you and hold you close in his arms as you go through this.
Lauren Day and Brandon Walker
We are so very sorry for the loss of Tom. It is with great sorrow that we must say goodbye to such a great man. Thoughts and prayers for the family at the time.
So sorry for your loss. He was my principle from pre school till 3rd grade. I remember him as a very nice man.
So sorry Angie for your loss..you both were a big part in teaching my daughter Sara. Thank you to you both. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry to hear this, I still remember Ms. Smith(then) getting flowers sent to her(my) classroom from Coach Hilbert. Then getting coached by this great man when I made it to high school. Thanks for everything you did for so many and especially me. What a great positive influence that this world has lost. See ya later Coach.
Sorry to hear this Angie & Alicia. I remember Mr. Hilbert being a kind hearted man. Prayers for your family.
Keri Reese Nusbaum
Mr Hilbert was my 6th grade teacher and a good man. Prayers for the family.
My sincere sympathy goes out to your family.
My thoughts, prayers and sympathy to Angie, Alicia and family, Tom touched so many children lives.
I have very fond memories of Coach all thru the school from elementary till high school. He touched a lot of lives. Prayers to the family!
Coach hilbert was a great person and will be missed by all students that he had throughout his long career.
Will always have good memories. We will miss you Coach.
Tom and Angie made a huge impact on my life. I owe my love of education and my belief in my as a teacher to these two. God bless both of them
Angie and Family: Ann and I were so sorry to hear about Tom. Tom was a good man and professional educator. He made all of our lives better.
Angie, so sorry for your loss. I know and understand your grief. Know that in the days ahead you will be comforted by knowing how many lives he touched. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cheryl Dyer
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memories of Coach in the Multipurpose Room at Daniel Boone. "Head and shoulders, knees and toes..."
What a GREAT man, role-model, educator and coach. His name creates a smile on so many faces. I was blessed to know Coach Hilbert.
Angie, Alicia and family, may God be with you and comfort you in the days ahead.
Candy Bass Perez
A shock to read this obituary. Coach Hilbert will be greatly missed. It was an honor to know him. My thoughts & prayers to you, Mrs. Hilbert and family. Thank you for being my teachers.
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