Grace Hill, 92, of Parsons died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Labette Health. Her death was unexpected.
She was born Oct. 9, 1918, at Princeton to Jasper Nelson and Nettie Gladys (Hicks) Davies. She graduated from District 71 Tawney Grade School in 1932 and from Princeton High School in 1936. She attended the Johnson Hospital and Nurses Training School at Chanute and became a registered nurse in 1941.
Grace came to Labette County to work in nursing and met James M. Hill when she was employed at the Katy Employees Hospital in Parsons. They were married in Ottawa on Dec. 6, 1942. She continued working as a nurse in hospitals and medical offices until her retirement in 1980.
In 1980 the Hills moved to Hot Springs Village, Ark., and returned to Parsons in December 1990.
Grace was a member of the First Christian Church and of the Disciples Women. She was proud to say that her only claim to fame was that all four of her grandparents were members of Disciples of Christ churches. She enjoyed embroidering, knitting and counted cross stitching and loved giving her works of art to friends and family.
Survivors include her husband, James M. Hill of the home; and a niece, Janice Tucker of Lawrence.
She was preceded in death by her son, John David Hill; and brothers and sisters, Mary Alice Richards, George Hicks Davies, Margaret Catherine Zook and Frances Rebecca Gregg.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience this afternoon at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church for use in its sound system ministry. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.