Constance Ruth “Connie” Hill

EAST PALESTINE – Constance Ruth “Connie” Hill, 81, formerly of state Route 14, passed away at 5:15 pm Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Campus.

Mrs. Hill was born April 6, 1932, in East Palestine, a daughter of Ernest and Ruth Bacon Taylor and had lived in this area all of her life.

Connie was a homemaker and member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church. She was active with United Methodist Women and was a past president.

Her husband, Robert M. Hill, whom she married March 18, 1951, died Sept. 21, 1999.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Parker of Chippewa, Pa.; a son, James (Janice) Hill of Elgin, S.C.; two daughters-in-law, Yvonne Hill of East Palestine and Lynn Hill of Marion; a brother, Kenneth Taylor of Celina; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Doreen Ruth Hill; and two sons, David Hill and Kenneth “Wally” Hill.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, with Pastor Mark McTrustry officiating. Burial will follow in East Carmel Cemetery, Rogers.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial tributes may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

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