Funeral services for Mrs. Joanne Marie Hill, 77, of Louisiana, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Tim Bizelli will officiate.
Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hill passed away on Feb. 1, 2013 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana.
She was born on March 8, 1935 in Louisiana, the daughter of George and Grace Dexter Thomas of Louisiana and they preceded her in death.
She was a native of Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana High School. She was a beautician at Ilas Beauty Shop in Louisiana for four years and then moved to Kansas City, where she worked at Hallmark Cards for five years then returned to Louisiana.
She was employed at the Pike County Hospital for 18 years. She then managed the Champ Clark Motel for five years until she retired due to poor health.
She was married to Leon Jessie Hill on Aug. 26, 1976 in Hartwell, Ga. and he survives. Other survivors include her son, John Allen Thomas and wife Gayle of Louisiana; a brother, John Albert Thomas and wife Patty of Payson, Ill.; a sister, Barbara Davidson Thomas of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews.
Mrs. Hill was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Louisiana where she was the organist.
The family of Joanne wishes to thank everyone for their prayers during her illness and the kind thoughts after her death. She was a loving kind mother, sister, and friend to all of us who will reunite with her and all of our family members someday in Heaven.
Her memory is our keepsake from which we will never part. God has her in his keeping and we have her forever in our hearts.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Allen Thomas, Christopher Allen Thomas, Chris Niffen, Gary Richardson, John Albert Thomas, and Dennis Page.
Memorial donations may be given to the American Diabetes Association in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, MO 63353.
On-line condolences may be sent at www.collierfuneral.com.