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Reba L. Hill, 96, Carthage, Mo., passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Oak Pointe, in Carthage.
Reba Louise Haskins was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Cassville, Mo., to the late Roy Haskins and Pearl (Dodson) Haskins. She graduated from Cassville High School, class of 1938.
Reba married J. Elara Hill on Sept. 26, 1945, in Columbus, Kan. He preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1990.
She was a homemaker and also worked as a school teacher at Black School, in Barry County. Reba was a member of the First Baptist Church, Carthage.
Survivors include one son, LeRoy Hill (wife Judy), Carthage; three grandchildren, Deana Adams, Holly Gilstrap, and Jason Hill; and eight great-grandchildren, Jackson Gilstrap, Canaan Gilstrap, Gadge Adams, Hannah Hill, Cody Adams, Joshua Hill, Caleb Hill, and Anna-Grace Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Linda Adams; and two brothers, D.R. Haskins and Beauford Haskins.
Visitation will be held 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Graveside services will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. in Park Cemetery, Carthage. Dr. Ray Crews and Rev. Thad Beeler will officiate.
Memorial gifts are suggested to the Carthage Public Library or First Baptist Church, Carthage, in care of Knell Mortuary, 308 West Chestnut, Carthage, MO 64836.
Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.
Published on January 9, 2018
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