Eleanor (McMullen) Hill, 86, formerly of Stella, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Goldcrest Retirement Center in Adams, NE. She was born on July 22, 1931, in Shubert, to Richard A. and Jessamine H. (Hinds) McMullen. She grew up in the Stella area where she attended school.
On September 30, 1951, Eleanor was united in marriage to Carl Hill in Stella. The couple moved to Lincoln and lived there until 1956 when they moved back to the Stella area. Eleanor attended Peru State College, where she graduated with a degree in teaching. Eleanor managed and taught at a preschool for years. She was a member of the Stella Community Church, Eastern Star, Stella Research Club, and a member of the Daughter’s of American Revolution. Her hobbies included needlepoint and craftwork. Eleanor became a resident of the Goldcrest Retirement Center in Adams, Nebraska later in life when her health began to decline.
Eleanor is survived by her husband, Carl Hill of Stella; daughters: Becky Jobman of Adams; Betsy (Bruce) Marquardt, of Julesburg, CO; son Dan Hill of Stella; grandchildren: Danielle White of Lincoln, NE; Jessica (Zach) Dixon, of Adams; Tanner Hill of Lincoln; great-grandchildren: Delaney and Logan White of Lincoln; Zeva and Jase Dixon of Adams; a brother Andy (Jan) McMullen, of Stella; brother-in-law Thomas Burton of Falls City; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by parents, son Philip Hill, a sister Mary Burton, and great-grandson Lane Dixon.
A Celebration of Life was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018, at The Stella Community Church in Stella, with Pastor John States officiating.
Inurnment followed services at the Prairie Union Cemetery in rural Shubert.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Stella Community Church or Goldcrest Retirement Center in Adams, Nebraska.
Condolences can be shared online at www.hallfuneral.net.
Services entrusted to Hall Funeral Home- 707 15th ST.- Auburn, Nebraska 68305 (402) 274-3131.