Dorothy Hill was born in Harrison Arkansas February 10, 1930. She grew up in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri moving around some because of her father’s employment.
Dorothy graduated High School from Sullivan, MO High School. Traveled with relatives to California to find a job but became so homesick that she saved every penny to get back home. She then enrolled in Ouachita Baptist College with cousins and took classes a year or two.
Dorothy was employed with Smith Brothers in Carthage, MO and met Pat (Hill) Stutz. Dorothy, Pat and friends traveled to Kansas City to attend a concert and spent the night at Pat’s brother’s house. That brother was Robert Hill, and romance shortly bloomed.
Dorothy married Robert Hill on August 1, 1953. They lived in North Kansas City and Gladstone, MO for 55 years. They raised two children, Richard Robert and Mary Constance.
Dorothy took employment with the North Kansas City School District’s Administration’s office as a secretary for a couple years but returned home to be a wonderful housewife and mother. She also worked many hours part time for Robert’s gasket business, Everseal Gasket Co. She, along with Mary and neighbors spent many fun hours doing piece work of separating, counting and packaging gaskets to be shipped to customers. Bob would bring home work each evening with instructions. He fixed up the garage with air conditioning/heat and even a television for comfortable working conditions. Many wonderful days were spent sharing life and stories between friends, watching of a favorite soap opera and good employment benefits for some high school girls and housewives.
Dorothy and Robert enjoyed traveling together, as a family when the children were still home and later on a couple mission trips, cruises and a couple bus tours. Almost every state was visited. They made family a priority, making trips to see parents and siblings and including some of them on their fun vacations. A yearly anticipated trip was an annual trip to western Kansas each year for pheasant hunting in November and the home of Bob and Pat (Hill) Stutz. It became more of a family reunion each year.
Dorothy became a Christian early in life and has attended the Methodist Church all her life. Robert and she were very active at North Cross United Methodist Church in North Kansas City, MO. Dorothy sang in the choir, was active in their Sunday School Class, and belonged to a women’s book club within the church.
Dorothy enjoyed telling stories from her life. Favorites included; her traveling, as a young girl, with her father sitting on top of large bags of repaired shoes to be delivered to military camps across Missouri on the way to St. Louis. Another of her stories was during high school scaring sweetheart parkers near the town cemetery as she went running and screaming like a wild woman through the cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Hill, her parents Hugh and Anna Taylor, a brother, Robert Eugene Taylor, her father and mother in law, Lee and Nellie Hill, and several brother and sisters in law. She is survived by;
Richard Hill and wife Denise live in Lee’s Summit, MO.
Mary, and husband Kevin who live on a farm east of Rich Hill, MO.
Dorothy’s grandsons are;
Carlie Fischer and wife Katie live in St. Charles, MO with great grandson, Cooper, 7 yrs old.
Brice Fischer and wife Ashleigh, Rockville, MO.
Nolan and wife Kayla, Frankford, MO with great granddaughters, Beckett, 3 yrs. old, and Haislee, 1 day old.
A sister, Carole Eimer, Jacksonville, FL., brother and sister in law Bill and Helen Hill and many nephews and nieces.
When Dorothy turned 90 yrs. old on February 10th, 2020 she received over 100 cards from family and friends with a card shower