Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Prophetstown United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Cheri Stewart, pastor of the church, officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to the Prophetstown United Methodist Church and Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1919, in Portland Township, Ill., to Lynn L. and Leila M. Hammond Lawrence. Dorothy was educated in rural Whiteside County grade schools and was a graduate of Prophetstown High School. She married Myron E. Hill on Feb. 28, 1939, in Clinton, Iowa. He died on Dec. 14, 1996.
Dorothy farmed along with her husband, Myron, in the Prophetstown area until moving to Prophetstown in 1981.
Dorothy was a member of Prophetstown United Methodist Church and the church's Wesleyan Fellowship. She also was a choir member and pianist. She is remembered for vocal and instrumental duets with her sister-in-law, Mary Nelle Hill. For many years, Dorothy entertained the residents at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center with her piano playing. Dorothy enjoyed all aspects of music, especially singing and piano playing.
Survivors include her two sons, Paul (Patricia) Hill, Olathe, Kan., and Neill Hill, Prophetstown; two grandchildren, Tiffany (Darrick) Reed and Aaron (Melissa) Hill; and three great-grandchildren, Paige and Brianna Reed and Emerie Stark-Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron; one sister, Jean Thompson; and one brother, Hammond Lawrence.
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