George R. Hill, 84, peacefully went to be with his heavenly father at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016. George was born at home in St. Ann’s, Indiana, on April 16, 1932, the firstborn of nine children to the late Herman and Helen (Ley) Hill.
Although a farmer at heart, he dedicated more than 35 years to working as a millwright and certified welder. He held three certified cards as a union laborer for most of his career. George was a devout Roman Catholic and was a lifelong member and parishioner of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and was a founding charter member of St. Columba Catholic Church. He enjoyed music, singing karaoke, square dancing, cars, trucks and tractors. He also enjoyed attending auctions, church socials, the fall festival and traveling to Florida. More than anything, he loved being outdoors.
George was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Norman.
He is survived by his children, Thomas (Judith), Robert (Sherri) and Gregory (Melissa) Hill, Elaine (John) Beliles and Kathleen (Dennis) Hoehn; siblings, Virginia Scheller, Edmund Hill, Margie Effinger, Gerald Hill, Alfred Hill, Wilma Ramseyer and Betty Henderson; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A special “thanks” is extended to George’s nurse, Penny Holmes and her family, as well as his granddaughter and nurse, Taylor Elpers, for their loving care and attention.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Alexander West Chapel, 2100 W. Illinois St., Evansville, Indiana 47712. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery in North Vernon, Indiana, will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.