Sherman Hill Sr.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

VANDUSER, Mo. -- Sherman Joe Hill Sr., 78, of Vanduser died Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Feb. 24, 1930, in St. Louis, son of the late Horace S. and Hazel Belle Hatfield Hill. He and Evelyn Pearson were married Aug. 29, 1958, in Cape Girardeau.

He was a farmer and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He went to St. Denis Elementary School in Benton, Mo., and was a 1947 graduate of Morley High School. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Joe Hill Jr. of Benton; five daughters, Sherry McGruder of Patton, Mo., Charlotte Griffin of Morley, Mo., Kim Harms and Donna Alvey, both of Cape Girardeau, Sarah Hill of Longview, Texas; a sister, Geraldine Keifer of St. Peters, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo. The funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Church, with the Rev. Scott Sunnenberg officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Morley.