Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Hilsabeck, 93, Belton, Mo., died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Beautiful Savior Home, in Belton.
Woody was born on Sept. 10, 1915 in Village of Pioneer, Humboldt County, Iowa, the son of Marion J. and Glenna Lee Sisco Hilsabeck.
He served in the United States Army during WWII.
Woody was united in marriage to Margaret Eleanor “Mickey” Reitz on October 16, 1938 at Marysville, Kansas. She preceded him in death on May 7, 1999.
He managed several movie theaters including the Tiger Theater in Carthage, Mo.; and later owned three Dairy Queens in Sarcoxie, Neosho and Webb City, Mo.
Woody loved to eat grape ice cream and listen to the baseball game on the radio. He loved the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. He also was always happy to have visitors and go out to eat.
Woody is survived by his daughter-in-law, Cathy Hilsabeck of Belton, Mo.; a grandson, Alan Hilsabeck, Jr. and his wife, Beth, of Flower Mound, Texas; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler of Lubbock, Texas and Tanner and Katelyn of Flower Mound, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mickey; two sons, Roger and Alan; and his brother.
Funeral will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 11 at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel in Chanute. Graveside services will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute, following the funeral service.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials in his name may be made to Grace Hospice, Kansas City, Mo., or the Beautiful Savior Home & Manor, Belton, Mo., and may be left with the funeral home.