Emily Lewis


December 3, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Emily M. (Boyd) Lewis, 82, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. She was born at home in Latham, to Alvin Floyd Hildibrand and Vivian (Edwards) Hildibrand. She was the second of nine children and grew up around the Latham, area until after graduating from Latham High School. She then moved to Iola to help her grandmother on the farm when her grandfather became ill.

Emily worked as a nurse aid/central supply technician for the biggest part of her employment years. She was a great cook and loved to make a variety of different dishes. Pinterest didn’t exist back then, so she relied on her “Betty Crocker” cookbook for new recipes. She made chicken and noodles totally from scratch, starting with the rolled-out dough on the kitchen cabinets drying out and cutting into long thin strips and “mock filet mignon,” which was really a hamburger patty wrapped with bacon. She was a great bread maker, making fancy Candy Cane bread and braided breads with candied fruit. However, she left the cakes for her daughter(s) or the local baker.

Emily is survived by her children, Terisa (Robert) Garrison of Keenesburg, Colo., Phillip Boyd of Derby, Kathy (Jeff) Trimble of Valley Center, Steven Boyd of Wichita, and Yvette (Bryant) Tallant of Iola; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister, Rojean Mays of Wichita, and brother, Alvin Floyd Hildibrand Jr. of Norwich. She was preceded in death by her parents Alvin Floyd and Vivian Hildibrand; sisters, Goldie Lee Sutton, Roberta Rucker, Linda Zimmerman, Joyce Ann McGee; brothers, Michael and Neil. She is also preceded in death by husband, Glen Lewis, and son-in-law, Gordon Robb.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Valley Center Christian Church, 1801 E. Fifth St., Valley Center. Private burial will be held at a later date.

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