James Elwood Hill passed away September 8, 2012. He was born April 22 1915 in Lone Star, Missouri to parents J.B. & Mary Hill. He was one of four children, a brother Norwood, and sisters Susan and Ella. At his death he was living in Kingsland, Texas.
Elwood lived most of his life in Kansas. After attending and graduating from high school in Liberal, Kansas he married Agnes L. Klein in Ashland, Kansas on December 21, 1933. After marriage he worked for the J.S Dillon Company in Liberal and later was transferred to Winfield, Kansas. In 1942 the family moved back to Meade County where Elwood and Agnes began farming on property they purchased southeast of Plains. He lived the majority of his life farming, raising cattle, and operating a dairy. After retiring, he and Agnes spent the summers fishing in Minnesota at their cottage on Lake Lida. He was a passionate fisherman.
He was a member of the Plains United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Elwood was preceded in death by his parents J.B. & Mary Hill, his brother Norwood, sisters Susan and Ella and his beloved wife Agnes L. Klein of 71 years.
He is survived by his three sons, James E. “J.E.” Hill, Jr. and wife Mary, Bluffton, Texas, Gerald “Jerry” Hill and wife Shirley, Greer, South Carolina, Robert E. “Bob” Hill and wife Mona of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Plains Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2012 with Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary providing the arrangements.