STERLING – Mary Joan Hill, 82, of Sterling, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at her home.
Joan was born Jan. 6, 1932, in New Goshen, Ind., the daughter of Wilbur W. and Lucille M. (Fulrath) Wilcke. She married Seth D. Hill on April 22, 1949, in Mayfield, Ky. She worked as a private duty nurse for 15 years in the Sterling area. She was a very active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Sterling and the Agape Missionary Chapter. She volunteered at the clothing pantry of the church for many years. She served as a chaplain’s assistant at CGH. She also took more than 20 trips spanning several years volunteering at Sun Valley Indian School in Sun Valley, Ariz. She enjoyed needlework, traveling, and boating. She loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Seth Hill of Sterling; three sons, Michael (Marcha) Hill of Fort Collins, Colo., Larry (Carol) Hill of Rock Falls, and Jeffrey (Sandra) Hill of Fort Collins; nine grandchildren, Jamison Hill, Shane (Cori) Hill, Michelle (Edward) Roberts, Lorrain (Allen) McAlister, Kyle (Rachael) Hill, Joseph Hill, Alex Hill, Randy (Jill) Stevens, and Lisa (Steve) Hinkebein; 12 great-grandchildren, Conlon, Elena and Emma Hill, Eddie and John Roberts, Gavin and Griffen McAlister, Havana and Charlie Ann Parker, and Alexandra, Nicole, and Matthew Hinkebein; one brother, Gerald (Dora) Wilcke of Dixon; four nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and four great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Doris French; one brother-in-law, Neville French; one grandson, Anthony Hill in infancy; and one niece, Trisha Wilcke in infancy.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Church of the Nazarene in Sterling, with the Rev. Robert Hasselbring, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.
A memorial has been established for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.
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