Alice Ann Hill, Age: 85

 Alice Hill, 85, of Santa Marta in Olathe, KS, died on Saturday, Feb. 2, after a day surrounded with love by family.

 

Alice was born in Fort Scott, KS and spent most of her life in the Kansas City area. The oldest of three children, Alice graduated from Fulton High School. She married her husband Jack in 1954, and went on to have four children together.

 

Alice was dedicated to her faith, and she and Jack were founding members of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in 1973. Alice also enjoyed being part of the church choir for many years.

 

A talented seamstress and baker, Alice was profiled in the “Come Into My Kitchen” section of the newspaper and known for her incredible garlic bread, sandies cookies and cinnamon rolls. After a busy career as a housewife who served as a room mother and hosted book clubs, Alice worked in Support Staff at Southwestern Bell for over 25 years.

 

Alice found joy in taking care of herself - learning to swim during retirement, doing water aerobics, yoga and tai chi, and believing sunscreen and vinegar were your best friend. A pioneer in her day, she attended the first aerobics classes at the Life Dynamics Center at Shawnee Mission Hospital.

 

She enjoyed listening to jazz music and watching sports - from KU basketball to golf. Alice was an avid reader and still used her original Johnson County Library card. She never tired of rereading her favorite books, and if one started off too suspenseful, she had to read the ending before continuing.

 

Alice scheduled her days around Mass, Friday Happy Hour with her friends, and seeing family. Alice found great pleasure in following the weather, drinking her favorite green tea and attending family gatherings (which she enjoyed even more once she wasn’t in charge of cooking for them!).

 

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Alice was generous with her love and attention, always eager to know how people were doing so she could pray accordingly. One of the most common things she said was “God Bless You.” 

 

She was preceded in death by a son, Greg; granddaughter, Jessica; son-in-law, Kent Carter; brother, Steve; and both parents.

 

Alice is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jack; 3 children and their spouses: Kathy and Tom Tarbutton, Suzy Carter, Kevin and Carla Hill, daughter-in-law, Kathy Hill; her sister, Sherry White; grandchildren Valerie, Natalie, Jacky, Abby, Kaitlyn, Shawn, Maggie, Jack, Christopher, Sarah; great grandson Harlan; honorary grandchildren Michael, Peter and Andy; along with extended family, friends and neighbors.

 

The visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 16 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 12800 W. 75th St., Shawnee, KS with the Funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.



Condolences

Laurie Rue Feb 08 ,2019

Friend of Suzy’s ,Gardner ,Kansas

So sorry for your loss Suzy. Your mom sounded like a lovely & genuine lady. Heaven has surely gained another faithful believer! Praying for you & your family. Laurie

Chris (Buckner) Witherington Feb 08 ,2019

Friend of Suzy Carter ,Kimberling City ,Missouri

Suzy, I don’t think I ever met your mother, but I know the person who raised you must have been a wonderful person. My condolences to you and your family. Love you much, Chris

Diane Kinkade Feb 10 ,2019

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

So sorry to hear about Alice this morning at mass at Good Shepherd. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Alice was a wonderful, thoughtful lady. God bless, Diane and Jeff Kinkade

Dan Breitenstein Feb 10 ,2019

Jack and Family, So sorry to hear of your wife's passing. May she rest in peace...

Debbie (Guilfoyle) Streeter Feb 15 ,2019

cousin ,Carl Junction ,Missouri

Dear Jack, Kathy, Suzy, Kathy, Kevin and families, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a dear lady and loved her family so much. We had planned to attend her funeral services in the morning, but the weather has cancelled our trip. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your family memories bring you peace. God bless each of you. Love, Sandy (Guifoyle) Gorman David & Debbie (Guilfoyle) Streeter Janet Guilfoyle Martin & Lori Guilfoyle

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Address:
12800 W 75th Street
City:
Shawnee
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66216
Date:
Feb 16 ,2019
Time:
9:30 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Address:
12800 W 75th Street
City:
Shawnee
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66216
Date:
Feb 16 ,2019
Time:
10:30 AM
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