Adella Hill


Adella F. Hill, 87, of Defiance, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at her residence.

She was born January 31, 1926, in Rochester, New Hampshire, to the late Richard and Florence DeRoy. She married Rev. Anson Hill on February 28, 1945. Adella was a missionary in Peru and South America for 23 years. She was also a caregiver and manager at a daycare facility. She loved crafts and cross-stitch.

She was survived by her two sons, David Hill and John (Karen) Hill; two daughters, Ruth Ann (Bob) Ford and Mary Kay Karnes; a brother, John DeRoy; and seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Adella was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Anson Hill; her parents; and brother, Guy DeRoy.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013, at the Church of the Brethren, Defiance, Ohio, with Rev. Gene Yenser officiating. Interment will be private.

The family would like memorial contributions to be made to Hospice of Defiance. Arrangements are entrusted to Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home, Napoleon, Ohio. Condolences may be left at

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