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Ralph A. Hill


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Ralph A. Hill Obituary
Ralph A. Hill
CANTON - Rev. Ralph A. Hill, 79, of Canton passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017, at his residence.
He was born on April 15, 1938, in Seymour, Indiana, the son of Clyde and Irma Hill. He married Charity (Rodefer) Hill on August 11, 1962, in Malden, Illinois. They were married for 50 years. She preceded him in death in 2013.
They raised two children, David Hill and Jolie (Mike) Shaw, both of Canton, and both survive, along with four grandchildren, Grant (Chelsea) Shaw, April (Steven) Snider, Ethan Shaw and Dennis Ledbetter; one brother, Bob (Janet) Hill of Columbus, Indiana; and two sisters, Connie (Jude) Richardson of Cogan Station, Pennsylvania, and LuAnn (Gordon) Barker of Edinburg, Indiana.
Preceding Ralph in death were his parents and two brothers, Scott and Doug Hill.
Ralph graduated from Olivet Nazarene University and The Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. He worked in pastoral ministry for the Church of The Nazarene for 35 years, with over 13 years being in Canton. He was also a Chaplin at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria for 10 years, retiring in 2010. Ralph loved people and his minister's heart found ways to minister and care for family and friends right up to his eternal homecoming. He knew no strangers and touched many lives.
He loved and was very proud of his family and cherished time spent with them. He also loved fishing and going to Little Giant football games. He will be greatly missed by all of those who knew and loved him. He was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, pastor and friend.
Ralph was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Canton, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. The Reverend Dennis Owens will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday October 5, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, and again on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until time of the service at his church. Burial will be held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Canton.
Memorials may be made out to his church or the .
To leave online condolences or to view Ralph's video tribute, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.
Published in Peoria Journal Star from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4, 2017
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