Funeral services were held on March 12. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, with The Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. Burial was in the Kingsley Cemetery. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements.
Hilma was born Aug. 9, 1916 in Kingsley, to James and Gola (Weathers) Pratt. She graduated from Kingsley High School in 1934, attended Pasadena College in California, and was married to Ralph O. Artz on September 30, 1937 in Kingsley.
Hilda drove school bus and was a farmer's wife. Her home was on a farm in Afton Township, where she lived for the last 42 years of her life. Prior to this, the couple livedin the Kingsley area. They retired in 1981. Following their retirement, Hilda and Ralph delivered Winnebago Motor Homes nationwide. Hilma was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and she enjoyed quilting.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Ralph, on Dec. 14, 1997.
She is survived by five children - Paul Artz and his wife, Demarious, of Logan, Utah; Claudia Page of Mineral, Wash.; Lynda Risner of Temecula, Calif.; Gayle Lower and her husband, Bob, of Kirkland, Wash. and Roger Artz of Lawson, Mo.; six grandchildren - Terri Murphy, Ginny and Josie Brown, Tim and Amy Artz and Chad Lower; one sister, Grace Babcock of Moville, and one brother, Ben Pratt and his wife, Ruth, of Kingsley.