Reba M. Hill, 95

May 24, 2009

APRIL 2, 1914-MAY 22, 2009

MIDDLETOWN, Md. -- Reba M. Hill, 95, formerly of Hancock, Md., and a resident of Homewood and Golden Living Center in Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, May 22, 2009.

Born April 2, 1914, in Warfordsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Willard and Belva Akers Palmer.

She was the widow of Thurman L. Hill, who died Nov. 19, 1992.

Reba was a 1932 graduate of Warfordsburg High School and a 1935 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

She was a retired nurse and had been employed with pediatrics as assistant supervisor in Philadelphia, Pa. She also had been employed by Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) Hospital while raising her family.


She was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church.

Reba is survived by two daughters, Alice J. Coblentz of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Wanda L. Zink of Middletown; one son, Donald L. Hill of Hagerstown; three brothers, Gorman Palmer of Hagerstown, Frank Palmer of Needmore, Pa., and Charles Palmer of Warfordsburg; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, her last great-granddaughter was born on Reba's 94th birthday.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren Palmer and Hayes Palmer; two sisters, Marie Crist and Blanche Morris; and two infant brothers.

Services will be Wednesday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at Hancock United Methodist Church, Hancock. The Rev. Duane L. Jensen will officiate. Burial will be in Rehobeth United Methodist Cemetery, Tollgate Ridge Road, Mercersburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, and Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hancock United Methodist Church, Ladies Circle, 168 W. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750 or Broadfording Christian Academy, 13535 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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