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Flora Rosie Hill

April 2, 1942 - July 9, 2022

Burial Date July 12, 2022

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Flora “Rosie” Hill went home to be with Jesus, her Savior, on Saturday July 9, 2022 at 10:45 a.m. This beautiful, bittersweet moment was shared with her husband of 55 years, her daughter Joy and granddaughter Amanda.

Rosie was born on April 2, 1942 in National City, CA to Charles and Lillian Wade. She had 4 older brothers, one older sister and a younger sister. Rosie had polio as a child and because of this and her father traveling for his job, she never went to the same school two years in a row. She graduated from Buckeye H.S. in Arizona in 1960 and went on to receive a degree in Missions from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO in 1964. Rosie met the love of her life, Stanley Hill in July 1966 and married him in September 1966.

Anyone who knew Rosie knew that she had such a servants heart. She always put others above herself and never complained. Rosie was very active in the bus ministry in every church she attended. Even into her 70’s she still was involved in the bus ministry at her church. When her church in California started a Christian school it was her desire that her children receive a Christian education. For the next 14 years she did any and every job they asked her to do so that her children could attend Christian schools.

In the fall of 1990, Rosie had to end her career at the Christian school to take care of her mother full time. During this time, she opened Grandma Rosie’s home school and prepared several children for kindergarten. Her first “graduate’ was a very special young man who became her bonus grandson, Shayne Walkup. After her mother passed away in 1996, she worked briefly at the Andersons in Lima as a greeter. But she missed teaching and loving on the children so she returned home to care for her own grandchildren and several others. Everyone loved Grandma Rosie. After her last local granddaughter went off to kindergarten she retired.

In her later years, she joined Open Door Baptist Church and was an active member until April 2022 when she fell and broke her leg. Rosie began to have one complication after another and pain became unbearable for her in her final days. Despite this, Rosie continued to tell everyone who would cross her path, “God is good all the time.” Even though dementia took so much of Rosie away in the last 5 years of her life, she remained sweet and faithful to her Lord. There is absolutely no doubt that the first thing she heard upon her entrance into heaven was “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” That’s who Rosie was.

Rosie was preceded in death by her father, Charles Wade, Sr. and her mother, Lillian Garrison Wade Justice; her brothers, Charles, Jr., Harvey, Bud and sister, Kay Smith; a daughter-in-law, Chris Perry-Hill and a son-in-law, Howard Sherer; and an angel baby who she never had the chance to hold on this earth, but will be with that baby for eternity.

Rosie leaves some pretty big shoes to fill for her children; Gary Hill, Wendell (Ann) Hill, Tom (Kyra) Hill and Joy Sherer. She leaves a strong legacy for her grandchildren: Alex, Zach, Aaron, Andrew, Amanda, Austin, Emily, Jordan, Justin, Lilly, Lauren Hill and Garrison and Laci Sherer. She is also survived by her brother Jerry Wade of Texas and a sister Courtney DeYoung of North Carolina.

Her funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at the Shawnee Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor William Turner officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park following the services. Visitation will be for two hours prior to her funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to Open Door Baptist Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

 

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