Thomas Jeffrey Hilvers

11/27/1953 - 03/10/2024


Obituary For Thomas Jeffrey Hilvers

Lima, Ohio

Thomas “Tom” Jeffrey Hilvers, 70, of Lima, Ohio, died March 10th, 2024, at Mercy Health Saint Rita’s.

He was born on November 27th, 1953, to Clarence “Honey” and Ruby L. (Nuesmeyer) Hilvers, who preceded him in death, in Lima, Ohio. On May 21st, 1988, he married Jayne E. Werking who survives.

Thomas was a member of South Side Christian Church, where he served as a trustee and turnkey for several years. He will be remembered most by the many children he held & rocked with in the nursery during church services. Thomas was a 1972 graduate of Shawnee High School and retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant after 33 years of service. He was an avid woodworker and handy-man.

Thomas is survived by sons, Jeffrey Thomas (Dr. Grace) Hilvers of Dayton, Michael Thomas Hilvers of Lima, and Nathan Thomas (Alana) Hilvers of Lima; granddaughter Elizabeth Hilvers of Dayton; brother Dan (Pat) Hilvers of Lima; nephew Andrew (Rachel) Hilvers of Columbus; niece, Jeanne Hilvers of Columbus; grandnieces, Kendall & Juliette Hilvers of Columbus; mother-in-law, Wanda Werking of Lima; sister-in-law Amy Werking of Lima; brother-in-law Tim (Karen) Werking of Cincinnati; nephew Adam (Katie Rossmann) Werking of Cincinnati; and niece, Erin (Katie Wicker) Werking of Cincinnati.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Richard “Dick” Werking; and sister-in-law Janice Lynn Werking.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, and again from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at South Side Christian Church, 3300 South Side Dr., Lima, OH 45807.

Funeral services will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the church. Pastor Todd Cosart will officiate the service.

Memorials or donations may be made to South Side Christian Church Adult Mission Group, or Allen County ESC Pathway to Success.

Condolences may be expressed at


13 Mar


04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

South Side Christian Church 3300 South Side Dr. Lima, OH 45807 Get Directions »
14 Mar


05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

South Side Christian Church 3300 South Side Dr. Lima, OH 45807 Get Directions »
14 Mar

Funeral Service

06:00 PM

South Side Christian Church 3300 South Side Dr. Lima, OH 45807 Get Directions »
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  • 03/14/2024

    Cousin Tom, you will be missed! We shared some great times together. I know that you are in great hands now with our savior, Jesus Christ. I pray your family finds comfort in Jesus through him.

  • 03/12/2024

    Tom was a gentle soul and quiet man who always loved everyone! Hate that he has left us this early in his life but knowing he's not in pain is a blessing. He will be missed greatly! Love and hugs to all of you! Teresa and General Mills

  • 03/11/2024

    I will miss Tom's gentle presence. Love to the family, your cousin, Kim C

  • 03/11/2024

    So sorry that he is gone ! Such a nice guy with such a pleasant laugh ! Im

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