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Dorothy L. Hill

Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Dorothy L. Hill

PROPHETSTOWN – Dorothy L. Hill, 94, of Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the center.

Dorothy was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Portland Township, the daughter of Lynn L. and Leila M. (Hammond) Lawrence. She was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools, and was a graduate of Prophetstown High School. She married Myron E. Hill on Feb. 28, 1939, in Clinton, Iowa. He died Dec. 14, 1996.

Dorothy farmed along with her husband in the Prophetstown area, until moving to Prophetstown in 1981. She was a member of Prophetstown United Methodist Church and the church’s Wesleyan Fellowship. She also was a choir member and pianist. She will be remembered for vocal and instrumental duets with her sister-in-law, Mary Nelle Hill. For many years, Dorothy entertained the residents at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center with her piano playing. Dorothy enjoyed all aspects of music, especially singing and piano playing.

Survivors include two sons, Paul (Patricia) Hill of Olathe, Kan., and Neill Hill of Prophetstown; two grandchildren, Tiffany (Darrick) Reed and Aaron (Melissa) Hill; and three great-grandchildren, Paige and Brianna Reed and Emerie Stark-Hill.

She also was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Thompson; and one brother, Hammond Lawrence.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Prophetstown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Cheri Stewart, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Prophetstown United Methodist Church and Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center.

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