Sherry Ellen Hill was born on December 20, 1931 in Belleville, Kansas, the daughter of Richard L. and Winnie K. (Carpenter) Jones. Sherry attended Belleville schools, graduating from Belleville High School in 1949. She passed from her earthly life on November 16, 2020 in Belleville, Kansas at the age of 88 years, 10 months and 27 days.
Sherry met the love of her life, Jack E. Hill at Belleville High School, and the two were united in marriage on September 4, 1949. Their one-year anniversary gift was the birth of their son, Paul R. Hill. Three years later the birth of their daughter, Jacalyn D., completed the family.
During her lifetime Sherry was the master caregiver. Whether it was for family, friends or acquaintances, she provided for those in need. She lived each day joyously in the grace of her Lord Christ Jesus. She was actively involved in the First Baptist Church of Belleville, and the American Baptist Women.
Her family and her home were her pride and joy. She delighted in decorating her home for each and every occasion, and made each holiday special. Each Holiday table for every gathering was uniquely decorated for the season, and each plate, cup and saucer placed lovingly with a place marker for each attendee. There was always room for extra chairs for guests without a place to go for the holiday. Many laughs and memories were shared around her holiday tables, as guests tried to figure out riddles to find their “Easter Baskets” that were placed anywhere on the property. And the care she took each Christmas to fill a stocking for each child, grandchild and great grandchild, stuffed to the brim with items she had carefully, thoughtfully and lovingly chosen for each one.
Sherry’s other passion was travel. Her nickname was “Shep” as she would jump in with just about anyone to take a “ride”. She and Jack traveled on several cruises after his retirement. She also took several trips with friends, including grand trips to England, France and the Netherlands with friend Ruby Moravek and a great adventure with good friend Eilene McDill to Ireland.
Sherry was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack in 1998, sister Andrea Bouska, brother-in-law Dr. Donald Bouska, brother-in-law James A. Hill, Jr. and sister-in-law Joyce J. Hill.
She will be forever remembered by her son Paul R. and wife Ruth of Belleville; daughter Jackie and husband Kenny Moravek of Scandia; grandchildren Justin and wife Paige Hill of Hollenberg, Kansas; Cassadie Moravek and partner Mark Baker of Los Angeles, California; Heath and wife Sara Moravek of Courtland, Kansas; Patrick and wife Sheila Ferguson of Mount Hope, Kansas; great grandchildren Nathan and wife Amanda Doss of Columbus, Nebraska; Hunter and Garrett Hill of Hollenberg, Kansas; Erica and Ethan Sublett of Courtland, Kansas; Xavier, Gabriel, Michaela, Domonik, Cecelia and Sebastian Ferguson, Mount Hope, Kansas and great great granddaughter Emery Doss, Columbus NE. Sherry is also survived by her extended family of nephews, nieces, cousins, church family, special friends Annette Eaton, Lonnie Chatfield and Marvin (Mac) McDill, and a community of friends.
Friends may sign Sherry’s book on Friday, December 11th, 2020, from 1pm – 5pm, and on Saturday, December 12th, 2020, from 9am – 1pm, at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville.
Private Graveside Memorial Services will be held at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Norway, Kansas, conducted by Rev. David Walters, Salina and Rev. Bruce Burfield, Salina.
Due to concerns of Covid-19, family and friends are encouraged to express their condolences and leave memories on Sherry’s Tribute Wall, on her obituary page, on the funeral home website.
Memorials are requested to the First Baptist Church of Belleville, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home of Belleville assisted the Hill family with these arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com
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