BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Frances Leigh Hill, 93, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Aug. 18, 2002, at the Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.
Born May 13, 1909, at Capleville, Tenn., daughter of the late Eugene G. and Kittie Bernard Howard, she was a graduate of Charleston High School. She attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and had taught in one-room schools in rural Mississippi County, Mo., for 10 years. She then worked for the Bryant Hill Insurance Agency, now known as the Brink Insurance Agency in Charleston for 25 years before retiring. A charter member of the Athena Club in Charleston, she was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, where she served in various capacities, including Sunday school teacher, church treasurer and treasurer for the WMU.
On March 28, 1931, she married Paul Hill who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1999.
Survivors include: one chosen adopted son and his wife, Joe and Shirley Lewis of Birmingham; their sons, Paul Lewis and Page Lewis; one niece and her husband, Jeanne and Alan Webster; and their daughter, Yancy Webster.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Howard.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Gerald Collier, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Glennon Johnson, Smith DeLine, Jim Burden, Jack Farmer, Charles Brink and Bill Frazier.
Memorial contributions may be sent to:
the First Baptist Church 301 S. Main St. Charleston, Mo. 63834