Obituary: Alma Hill, 80, Metamora

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Alma G. “Jerry” Hill, 80, of Metamora and of The Villages, Fla., died at 3:38 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Cornerstone Hospice House in The Villages.

Born May 16, 1931, in Peoria to Milan D. and Ruth D. Dungan Claybaugh, she married Robert R. Hill on Nov. 12, 1950 in Peoria.  He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Martha L. Schwend and Jolene A. (David) Miller; two sons, Gene Hill and Robert D. (Mary) Hill; one sister, Katy Gnehm; two brothers, Chuck (Karen) Claybaugh and Jim Claybaugh; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew Milan Gnehm.

She worked in medical benefits for Caterpillar Inc. for 17 years, retiring in 1990.

In 1994, she and her husband Bob began spending their winters in The Villages. 

She was a member of Glen Oak Christian Church in Peoria and she attended North Lake Presbyterian Church in Florida.

While at Glen Oak she served as Elder, Deacon, and Chairman of Property Committee and was a member of Women’s Fellowship as well as taught first and second grade Vacation Bible School. 

She also was a Cub Scout leader, member of American Business Women’s Association – Fondulac Chapter, tutored first grade at Glen Oak School, served on Proctor Hospital Services Auxiliary for several years and for many years enjoyed volunteering for SHIP (RSVP) helping seniors with health insurance problems. 

Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is handling arrangements. Cremation will be accorded. Family and friends will celebrate her life at Glen Oak Christian Church in early April 2012 at a time to be announced. 

Memorial contributions may be made to The Cornerstone Hospice, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162 or Glen Oak Christian Church, Peoria, IL.  

Her memorial website may be found at where online condolences may also be sent to the family.