Olivia Hillis Wimbrow

Olivia Hillis Wimbrow



Olivia Hillis Wimbrow, age 98, passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2015 at Harrison Senior Living in Snow Hill.

Born in Onancock, Va., she was the daughter of the late Frank N. Hillis and Laura Parker Hillis. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lawrence E. Wimbrow Jr., in 2007.

She is survived by her children, David Wimbrow and Cindy of Berlin, Dr. Thomas Wimbrow and Carol of New Zealand, Lawrence Wimbrow III and Sally of Rudoso, New Mexico, Steve Wimbrow and Betsy of Catonsville, Md., Kevin Wimbrow of Tuscon, Ariz., Susan Shackter of Sweden, Pam Harrington and Ray of Binghamton, N.Y., and Cathy Cardall of Baltimore.

She leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Frank Hillis, Robert Hillis and Richard Hillis, her son, Robert Rowe, and her daughter, Carol Fedder.

Mrs. Wimbrow was a homemaker and author. She proudly published two books, “The Presence of Rachel Shaw” and “My Beloved Bohemian.”

Mrs. Wimbrow was a past vestry member of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea. She also founded the Opportunity Shop for Atlantic Methodist Church.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea. Rev. Dr. Mark Cyr officiated.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Red Door Community Center or the St. Paul’s by-The-Sea Building Fund c/o St. Paul’s by-The-Sea Episcopal Church, 302 N. Baltimore Ave. Ocean City, Md. 21842.

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