Lois T. Hill

August 11, 1930 ‒ April 14, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Lois Hill, servant of the Lord, went to her eternal Home Friday evening, April 14, 2017 from Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was 86.

Born in Waverly, Illinois, Lois met her husband Robert J. “Bob” Hill while attending college at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. She and Bob served as traveling evangelists immediately after college and then pastored a church in Youngstown, Ohio. They also served as officers with The Volunteers of America in Canton. Bob and Lois were instrumental in the founding of Berean Baptist Church in Mansfield, Ohio.

Lois served in church ministry throughout her entire life in Sunday school teaching, children’s church and music programs. She worked at Reed’s Department Store as Director of Display and Advertising for many years.  She was a seamstress, artist, and poet with unlimited talent.  Most of all, she served her family of five children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

That loving family includes her children Daniel Hill, Janet (Martin) Guetle, Bill (Cindy) Hill, and Dawn (Todd) Beckman; daughter-in-law Suzanna Hill; grandchildren Alexis Hill, Nick (April) Hill, Elisabeth (Matt) Guetle-Culley, Olivia Guetle, Caleb (fiancée Amanda Liew) Hill, Cameron (Joy) Hill, Colin (Kristen) Hill, Georgie Beckman and Gillian Beckman; great grandchildren Julianna Umphrey and Maria Joy Hill; and sister Nelda (Robert) Thompson.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son David Robert Hill; daughter-in-law Kristine (Johns) Hill; and sisters Mary Grace Nichols, and Margaret Shields.

The Hill family will receive friends Monday, April 17, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Visitation continues Tuesday 10 to 11 a.m. in Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle-Bellville Road, Mansfield. A worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Lois Hill, will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Berean Baptist Church, with pastor Jim Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Contributions in her memory to Pacific Garden Mission may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hill family. Send them a message of sympathy – or watch Lois’ tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • Lois was a kind and gentle spirit. A genuine lady who loved her Lord and family. May the gift of her being your Mom, Grandma and friend bring you comfort as you rest in the Hope we have in our Savior.

  • Lois’s bright smile and cheerful countenance were an inspiration to all of us who worked with her at The H.L. Reed Company.

    John Cook
    Oro Valley, Arizona

  • Lois was a fine Christian woman whose personality was a bright light for Jesus.
    Her smile and presence with us will be missed but now she alive in Heaven with

  • So sorry to hear about your Mother. Did not see on computer until late Tuesday afternoon. I know that you will miss her tremendously. She had a beautiful smile and always seemed so very proud of you and your daughters. May you and your family have peace knowing she’s home now.