Doris M. Hill, 97, of Arcadia passed away on Sunday March 4, 2018, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Arcadia United Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. Jeff D. Hale will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcadia City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday prior to the Funeral Service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Arcadia Fire and Rescue Department, Arcadia United Methodist Church or Donor’s Favorite Charity. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Doris May was born May 10, 1920, at the farm home of her parents, Claude C. and Nellie G. (Hughes) Dalby. She attended grade school at Pleasant Valley District #19, north of Arcadia and graduated from Arcadia High School in 1937.
Following graduation Doris took commercial courses and worked for Middle Loup Public Power and Irrigation until her marriage.
Doris was baptized and became a member of the First Congregational Church of Arcadia in November of 1926 until it closed, and then became a member of the Arcadia United Methodist Church. She held many offices at both churches and was a member of the United Methodist Women Friendship Circle and a member of the Arcadia American Legion Auxiliary.
Music was a very important part of her life. She started taking music lesions in 1927. In 1936, she started playing as the organist and pianist for church services and served until 2001. Over the years she played for many weddings, funerals, and at the Valley County Nursing Home in Ord.
On June 30, 1940, Doris was united in marriage to Willard N. Hill of Omaha at her parent’s home. The couple lived in Omaha where she was employed by Easy Parking Co. until they moved to Arcadia in 1943 and started farming. In 1948, they moved to the farm homesteaded by Grandfather William Hill in 1880. In April of 1964, Doris began working at the Arcadia State Bank until her retirement in May of 1985.
Her interest then turned to genealogy and after retiring she acquired much information about the ancestors of her and Willard’s families.
In retirement Doris and Willard enjoyed traveling sometimes driving, flying or by bus. Quilting also became a hobby and she made over 50 quilts for family members including great and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Carole Fisher of Austin, MN, Susan and Alan Egger of Lincoln; and Nellie and Gene Hunt of Kearney; a son, Glen Hill of Lincoln; seven grandchildren, Marilyn Boerner, Paula Zacharias, Samantha Whitney, John Egger, Dori Hunt, Crystal Hunt, and Clay Hill; five great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a brother Delmar Dalby of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willard in July of 2003, after 63 years of marriage; a grandson, Wayne Bowen; an infant brother, Marion Dalby; and two brothers, Ralph and Vernon Dalby.