Robert “Jim” James Hilton, 73, of Galena, Kan. passed from this life on Monday, June 25, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.

Jim was born on October 3, 1944 in Buffalo, N.Y. to the union of Harold and Delores (Costlow) Hilton. Jim owned and operated Jim’s Body Shop for over 50 years. Jim enjoyed going to the lake and target shooting, when his health allowed.

Jim was united in marriage to Mary Louise (Mounce) Hilton on February 15, 1986 in Galena, Kan. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include one son, Michael Hilton and Misty Devito of Baxter Springs, Kan.; one brother, Richard Hilton of Galena, Kan.; one sister, Frances B. Keeling of Americus, Ga.; brother-in-law, Jack Keeling of Waco, Mo.; three grandchildren, Logan Hilton, Maddison Hilton, and Ryleigh Jo Standford; two great grandchildren, Tayia Nelson, and Lillian Nelson; along with several nieces and nephews.

Jim is preceded in death by one grandson, Tyler Myers, and sister, Lois Sturgeon.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Baxter Springs Cemetery. Pastor Geoff Buffalo will officiate. Online condolences may be expressed at