Lillian Fiddes


Lillian Ada Miriam Fiddes, 88, of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at GlennPark of Defiance.

She was born on July 26, 1925, to John Howard and Julia Smith in New Castle, England. On February 21, 1947, she married Edward J. Fiddes, and he preceded her in death in 1994.

Lillian was a member of St. John United Church of Christ and its Women's Guild and a member of the Defiance YMCA. She was a secretary and a homemaker. Lillian enjoyed swimming and spending time with her daughters.

Lillian is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline King of Wilmington, N.C., Jeanette (Eric) Spiller of Defiance, Ohio, and Julie (Tom) Hubba of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren, David (Melissa) Spiller of Engelwood, Ohio, Erica Spiller of Defiance, Tom (Jessie) Hubba Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., and Andy (Lee) Hubba of Virginia Beach, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward J. Fiddes; and a brother, Ronald Smith.

Visitation will be held from 11-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at St. John United Church of Christ, with the funeral service being held at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Robert Jenks officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the church. Online condolences can be given at

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