ULYSSES – Norma Lee Hill, 85, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
She was born July 14, 1928 to Verdie Herbert and Marietta “Maye” Bertha (Johnson) Mitchell in Kiowa County.
She married Leonard Hill Jr. on June 9, 1946 in Ulysses
During her high school years, she worked at Sturman’s Drug Store.
She graduated from Grant County Rural High School in 1946.
Norma worked at Crocker Theatre and Drive-in, Firestone, and the bowling alley.
She owned the Crystal Grill then cooked at Kepley Junior High School.
She and Leonard started the Emergency Medical Technician’s organization in the 70’s and owned Southwest Fire Extinguisher and Nutrition Center before retiring in the mid 1990’s.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #79, Rebekah Lodge, active in the 4-H program, a member of the Hickok Club, enjoyed helping with the Home Products Dinner, and helped organize the All-Class School Reunion.
Survivors include four daughters: Susan Britton, Ulysses, Barbara Lancaster and husband Dean, Sterling, Mary Jo Dimitt and husband Terry, Ulysses, and Terri Ann Scott and husband Dennis, Livingston, Texas; sister, Ellen May, Sun City, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband on Nov. 1, 2008.
• Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses, Kansas with the Reverend Janet Hernandez presiding.
Burial will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses.
Memorials are suggested to Park View Assisted Living or the United Methodist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.