Obituary of Mildred Ann "Millie" Hill
Mildred Ann “Millie” Hill, age 88 of Salem, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.
Millie was born on February 16, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Lester and Eleanor (Simpson) Mandeville. She married Bill Hill on July 15, 1983 and he preceded her in death on May 22, 2008.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Morris of Salem; son, Russell V. Daniels and his wife Evelyn of Forreston, IL; five grandchildren, Robyn Gayle Paschke, Sara Daniels and Jeff, Kimberly Mottaz and husband Timothy, David Gors and wife Riccy, and Matthew Gors; five great-grandchildren, Kaylie Loring and Nathan, Blake Loring and Allica, Peyton Johnson, Morgan Paschke, and Mallory Paschke; one great-great grandson, Dereck Loring; one brother, and five sisters.
Millie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three sisters.
Millie worked as a rehabilitation neuro nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital, together with her husband Bill, Millie owned Hill Stables located at the Marion County Fairgrounds, racing horses in the neighboring county fairs and especially enjoyed hosting a food tent at their stable when the fair came to Salem. Her desire to always interact with people in the community led her to spending many years at Walmart in Salem. Working at both the original Walmart location and the new Supercenter, she became known as the clearance aisle lady and keeping her departments well organized. Millie was a long-time member of the Salem Free Methodist Church. Millie served God from the heart. Her lifelong ministry of helps was centered on Matthew 25:40b “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me”. Her zeal for helping people had no limits. She volunteered her time assisting shut-ins offering gift baskets and personal care as well as local nursing homes assisting the elderly. Most of all she enjoyed loving her family.
The family truly thanks the entire Fireside House family and St Mary’s hospital staff for their love, prayers and wonderful care.
A Memorial Service for Millie Hill will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Foundation Church, 1608 E. McCord St. Centralia, IL 62801. Crouse Funeral Home in Salem is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.CrouseFH.com
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