Obituaries – Lois Hill – The Licking News

Lois Hill peacefully went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 29, 2021, at the age of 79. His sons, Jeff and Randy, and his grandson, Adam, were by his side. Her family, who mattered to her, were with her throughout her last day here on earth.

Lois was born in Ashland, Missouri on July 14, 1942. She grew up in Ashland and graduated from Ashland High School in 1960.

In June 1962, she married George F. Harper, Jr. From this union two children were born, a son, Jeffrey Dale in 1963 and a daughter, Kathryn Ruth in 1966. After George’s death in 1972, Lois occupied various jobs, including funeral. home receptionist and real estate agent to support his family.

After losing their two spouses, four years apart, Lois and J. Ross Hill married on March 3, 1982, when their friendship of more than 15 years had blossomed. Their children, longtime friends, have become brothers and sisters. Jim, Randy, Jeff and Katy were four teenagers who always wanted mom’s homemade cookies and gravy on the weekends. Then Jim’s untimely death in 1987 shook the whole family, but only made their bond with each other stronger.

Lois enjoyed tending to her flowers, crocheting, baking treats for friends and family, helping Ross with his computer programming business, joining friends at various clubs, attending family reunions, collecting antiques, but the greatest joy for her was to be a “grandmother”. to seven wonderful grandchildren. And in her later years, she was lucky enough to be “GG” for three great-grandchildren.

Lois was predeceased by her parents; husband over 29, J. Ross Hill; one son, James A. Hill; brother, Dale Old; brothers-in-law, Bill Harper, Donald Benn, Gerald Smith and Francis Thompson; and two nephews, Gary Harper and Daniel Hill. She is survived by her sons Jeff (Barbara) Harper and Randy (Miriam) Hill; daughter, Katy (Jimmy) Sherrill; grandchildren, Ashley (Jordan) McDonald, Jacob Sherrill, Adam (Brittany) Hill, Gabrielle Hill, Micah Hill, Rachel Harper and Emma Harper; great-grandchildren, James, Luke and Lucy McDonald; one sister, Bonnie Smith; brother-in-law, Roger (Mary) Hill; sisters-in-law, Shirley Harper, Patsy Benn and Francis Thompson; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Lois was a loyal member of the Licking Christian Church. She read her Bible and devotions daily, always wanting to be a child of God and hoping to do good to her other children here on earth.

A funeral service for Lois was held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Licking Christian Church with Mr. Rick Mosher as celebrant. The carriers were Adam Hill, Jacob Sherrill, Jordan McDonald, Rachel Harper, Emma Harper and Terry Harper. Interment followed at Rock Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lois’ name can be made to Licking Christian Church. Arrangements entrusted to Fox Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at

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