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Marjorie K. Imson Hilts, a former teacher and library assistant, died Thursday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a brief illness. She was 95.

Mrs. Imson Hilts was born Marjorie Tompkins in Sanborn, where she lived until her first marriage in 1931, when she moved to Niagara Falls. In recent years, she returned to Sanborn.

Mrs. Imson Hilts graduated from Niagara Falls High School and Buffalo State College and did postgraduate work in library science at Syracuse University.

She taught in Lewiston schools for 10 years, followed by three years as an elementary school teacher in Niagara Falls. Later, she worked as an assistant in Niagara Falls Public Library.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Niagara Falls, for more than 50 years. She was a past president of the Niagara Falls Lioness Club.

Her first husband of 45 years, Donald F. Imson, died in 1976; her second husband of 21 years, Wray Hilts, died in 2000.

Survivors include a son, Donald L. Imson of Clearwater, Fla.; two daughters, Janice Treichler of Sanborn and Gail Timko of Niagara Falls; a stepdaughter, Winifred Keller of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. next Saturday in First United Methodist Church, 8210 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.


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