Death of Eva I. Hill
From a newspaper clipping, June 1941:” Mrs. Eva I. Hill, widow of the late Stewart G. Hill, passed away Saturday morning, May 31st, at 8:30 at the Sturgis Memorial Hospital, following a six weeks illness. Mrs. Hill suffered a stroke on April 26th and had been in a critical condition since that time. She had been in the hospital for three weeks. Mrs. Hill was 75 years of age.
Mrs. Hill was born in Clinton, Mich., March 19, 1866, the daughter of Chauncey and Ellen Kennedy Scott, and had lived here since girlhood. She taught school for several years in the neighboring districts, and had been an employee at E. Hill & Sons State Bank for about thirty years. Since the death of her husband, March 17, 1936, Mrs. Hill has continued the ownership of the local hardware, which he operated for many years, with John Perry taking care of the business (Located on the Southeast corner of Blackstone and State Street).
Of the immediate family surviving are: a son by a former marriage, Deyo Leland, of Webster Grove, Mo.; a brother, Wilber Scott of Colon; and two grandchildren, Robert and Laura Mae Leland.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home on North Swan Street, Rev. R. H. Beckett officiating. The burial was in Lakeside cemetery, the Conklin Funeral Home being in charge.”