LAKELAND - Dorothy E. Hill, age 92, formerly of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, due to natural causes.
Dorothy was born on August 4, 1920, in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. She attended one room schools in rural Baraboo (Wisconsin), graduated from Baraboo High School and from the University of Wisconsin, where she was elected to Mortar Board. Later in life, she earned a degree in library science from Wisconsin State University - Whitewater.
Dorothy taught school in Marion, Wisconsin, at the Badger Ordnance Works School in Baraboo during World War II, and at the Waukesha (Wisconsin) Vocational School. She was the school librarian at the Hoover Elementary School in New Berlin, Wisconsin, until moving to Florida in 1981.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, for which she served as a chapter Regent. She was an accomplished musician, entertaining family and friends by playing the piano and organ. She was an avid reader and a talented seamstress, and she enjoyed traveling.
Dorothy was predeceased on December 19, 1996, by her husband, John V. Hill, whom she married on September 20, 1945, her parents Norman O. and LuluBelle (Spen-cer) Roth, her sister EvaBelle (Glenn) Kensmoe, her brother Robert N. (the late Patricia) Roth, and her grandson John V. Hill, II. She is survived by her sister Roberta M. (the late Ervin) Hunt of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and her brother Lawrence O. (Jo) Roth of Stillwater, Oklahoma.
She is further survived by her sons John F. (Patricia) Hill of Atlanta,
Georgia, and Carl V. (Mary Ellen) Hill of Leawood, Kansas, daughters Mary E. (Albert) Wendel of Lakeland, Florida, Jane P. (Michael) Maradik of
Palatine, Illinois, and Anne E. (Mark) Pennow of Green Bay, Wisconsin,
eleven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, as well as numerous
nieces and nephews.
Following a private ceremony, she will be interred at her husband's side at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution ( www.dar.org
) at 1776 D St. NW, Washington, DC 20006.
Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes of Lakeland, Florida, will serve the family. Please visit their website at www.gentry-morrison.com
information and to send condolences.