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Obituary: Mary Ellen Hill, Columbus

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Mary Ellen Hill, 97, of Columbus, died September 22, 2013, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

In her early years, she made pottery and did woodworking that she sold at flea markets. She was a member of Faith Chapel Church, enjoyed reading her Bible, crocheting, Christian music and farming.

The funeral will be at noon Friday, September 27, 2013, at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with the Rev. David Bragg officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be donated through the funeral home to Faith Chapel Church.

Born December 21, 1915, in Oakwood, MO, Mary was the daughter of Cleveland and Maggie (Hearn) Miles. She married Jasper Head February 12, 1932, and then married Delmas "Doc" Hill December 17, 1960.

Survivors include her children, Jewell Taylor of Columbus, Donald (Bertha) Head of Greensburg, Margaret Cox of Junction City, Alaska, Roberta (Milton) Wallace of Cimarron, Kansas, and Lenora Dodd of Indianapolis; 22 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and Maggie (Hearn) Miles; her husband, Delmas Hill; a son-in-law, Larry Cox; three sisters; and three brothers.

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