Obituary: William Harve “Bill” Hill, Jr.


William Harve “Bill” Hill, Jr., 77, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 2:50 a.m., Sunday, June 21st, while in the company of family members, at Cedars House .

Bill was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on March 29, 1943, a son of Dorothy (Kramer) and Willian Harve Hill, Sr.

Bill attended numerous grade schools and graduated from McPherson High School in 1961. Bill then attended Kansas State University and received his Bachelor’s degree in History.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in McPherson.

Through the years Bill worked for Moorman’s Mfg., Quincy, Illinois a sales manager.

Bill enjoyed K-State athletics, spending time with his family, socializing and traveling with his friends.

William Harve Hill, Jr. was united in marriage to Kathryn Laura Holecek on January 15, 1965 in McPherson, Kansas. The young couple established their first house together in Manhattan, Kansas. This union was blessed with the birth of two sons, Jeff and Andy.

He is survived by  his loving and devoted wife Kathy Hill, of McPherson, Kansas; his sons, Jeff Hill and his wife Nanette, of Tecumseh, Kansas and Andy Hill and his wife Megan, of Louisburg, Kansas; his siblings, Sara Bremyer and her husband Jay, of McPherson, Kansas, Bob Hill, of McPherson, Kansas, David Hill and his wife Lisa, of Sante Fe, New Mexico and his brother-in-law John Holecek, of McPherson, Kansas. He is also survived by grandchildren, Caitlin Butto(David), Madeline Hill, Benjamin Hill, Alison Hill, Jacob Hill, Noah Hill, Luke Hill; his great granddaughter, Natalia Butto.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life may be held at a later date.

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