George R. Hill, 84, peacefully went to be with his heavenly father on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. George was born at home in St. Ann’s, Indiana, on April 16, 1932, the firstborn of nine children of 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 and 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; brother, Norman; and grandson, Tanner C. Hill.
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.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. EST Saturday, December 10, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4570 N. County Road 150E, North Vernon, IN 47265, followed by burial in St. Ann’s Catholic Church Cemetery. Rosary services will be held prior to Mass at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.