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Norma Marie Hill

December 22, 1943 — January 17, 2024

Our beautiful mother and sister Norma Marie Hill, "HONEY," was born in Wichita, Kansas, December 22, 1943.  She left us peacefully, surrounded by family, January 17, 2024.  She was preceded in death by her loving parents Bentley and Wilma VanWey, husband, Roger Earl Hill, daughter Regina Marie Hill and her brother Byron VanWey.  She is survived by her children: daughter Renee Hill Wilson (husband Wade Wilson), daughter Rhonda K Hill, son Randy Earl Hill, son Joseph Ryan Hill and her brother Roger VanWey.

Grandchildren: Bailey Wilson, Bradi Turman, Brindi Wilson, Dakoda Hernandez, Kayla Ewald, Savannah Hill Johnson, Ethan Hill, Ana Hill, Aiden Hill. Great Grandchildren: Layla Ewald, Landon Ewald, Georgia Marie Parnell, Willow Grace Turman, Ziggy Kay Middlebrooks.


Our beautiful mother had such a kind heart, always willing to help someone or just give a hug (many hugs).  She was dedicated and loyal to her family.  She spent her younger years moving with her parents and two younger brothers, while her father was serving in the Navy.  While being stationed in Iceland, she met her future husband, Roger Hill.  They would have a wonderful family together raising five children.  They had a beautiful loving marriage lasting 50 years. Mom always put our family first, never hesitating to pick up and relocate to our next location. We were always comforted in knowing that if dad was out to sea, mom would always be there to handle everything.  She was a very proud and patriotic American Navy wife!!


Mom was not only a great mom to her children, she was an exceptional "fur mom" to many fur babies throughout her lifetime. Nothing put a smile on her face like a dog, cat or bird. 

They were definitely lucky to be part of mom's fur family.


We are so proud of our mother. Mom acquired a neurodegenerative brain disease several years ago. PPA, Primary Progressive Aphasia. This is part of the FTD (frontotemporal disorder) family of brain diseases. This is a devastating disease which eventually affected her speech, hearing, reading, writing and walking. She lost the ability to do all of these functions.  Communication gradually became reduced to the use of a white board, until she was no longer able to communicate at all.  She managed to live her life happily and learned to accept all of her above limitations, proving once again how strong and capable of a person she was.  Even as she was unable to communicate, we continued to learn from our mom. She was a true example of facing challenges and fighting obstacles. She did not focus on her past, she always looked forward, finding happiness in every day.  This was proven by the beautiful smile she always had on her face. 


Mom is now reunited with her sweet parents, loving husband, beautiful daughter, baby brother, all of her fur babies and numerous family and friends. This had to be such a wonderful homecoming for all.  We cannot imagine the joy and love that is now being shared in Heaven.  


Mom, you have worked so hard, dealt with so much loss and you have been a devoted Christian through it all. This is now your reward...Eternity, you are now home. What a true Celebration!!  We will miss you so much, but we will be together again soon.  We are so excited for the love and joy you are now surrounded with.  We thank God for you and for being our mom.  We love you so much, now and always. 

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Monday, January 22, 2024

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