Dorothy V. Hill

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 1924
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021

Dorothy Veasey Hill completed her life’s journey on February 14, 2021 at the age of 96, in her Wooster, Ohio home, surrounded by family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Hill, Jr. in 2007. They had celebrated 59 years of marriage together.

Dorothy was born on April 15, 1924 in Durham, N. C., the daughter of Rex Moore Veasey and Lois Marie (Jones) Veasey.  She was a 1942 graduate of Durham High School and had an eight-year career with the federal government as a secretary/stenographer in Durham and Washington, D.C., where she was employed by the Veterans Administration (now Veterans Affairs.)

In 1948 Dorothy and Robert G. Hill, Jr. were united in marriage at the Foundry Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.  They moved to Wooster in 1950 when her husband became associated with the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station (now Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University.) 

Dorothy had been a faithful member of the Wooster United Methodist Church since 1951.  Also, in her early years, she was a charter member of the Welcome Wagon Newcomer's Club and the Trowel and Trellis Garden Club.

She had also been a member of the Junior Women's Guild Service Club and the Viola Thorne Club, a social affiliate of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

Dorothy will always be remembered as a very loving, caring and devoted wife and mother.

In honoring her wishes, family graveside services will be at the Wooster Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her husband. 

Dorothy is survived by sons Gregory L. Hill (Diane Michele “Mike”) of Wooster, Ohio and Peter C. Hill, MD (Murat H. Sor, MD) of Washington, D. C. four nephews, one grandnephew, one grandniece and numerous cousins. 

Also preceding her in death were parents and a sister, Martha V. Koval and brother-in-law, George Koval of Gaithersburg, Maryland a brother, Rex Moore Veasey, Jr. and sister-in-law, Norma Jean Veasey of Creedmoor, NC and a nephew, Timothy Koval, of Union Bridge, Maryland.

McIntire Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Those wishing to share a memory or leave on-line condolences, may do so by visiting www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the OSU Secrest Arboretum and Gardens, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster Ohio 44691 or Wooster Downtown Plant Beautification Fund in c/o Wayne County Foundation 517 N Market Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. She always believed that Wooster was a beautiful place to call home.

Family would like to thank Dorothy’s dear friends on Beverly Road for many years of friendship and support.

Memorial Contributions: 

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the OSU Secrest Arboretum and Gardens, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster Ohio 44691 or Wooster Downtown Plant Beautification Fund in c/o Wayne County Foundation 517 N Market Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. 

Service: 

Private family services will be held

Condolences

Greg & Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Their generation worked hadr & gave us a great life in Wooster. Many hugs to you & Mike.

Dr. Hill & family: Thinking of you, at this time of loss. I want to offer my deepest condolences.

We are SO sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mother & so very sorry I brought the cupcakes that day. Dorothy was one of a kind! She loved you kids SO much and every time I would do her hair she would tell me everything going on in your lives. If you were coming to visit she would tell me all the things you would do while visiting & all the places you enjoyed eating. She was SO proud of you all! She even told me all about her grand dogs. She was hands down one of the nicest ladies I’d ever met. She would send my children (now 8 &10) birthday cards every year and write sweet little notes in them. She was so loving. She will be missed dearly! We will be thinking and praying if you’re family & the days to come.

My deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Dorothy Hill.I had the pleasure of knowing Dorothy for a 1 1/2 years as her home health aide. A very beautiful person who I will miss dearly...I enjoyed our conversations and her positive, upbeat personality, especially when she spoke of her children and husband.RIP

I have nothing but good memories of Mrs. Hill. She always had a gentile peace about her that made you feel good when you were around her. She was one of the moms of the community that looked after us growing up. Condolences to my friend Greg and his family.

Greg and Peter and family, Dorothy was a joy to know. She always welcomed the neighborhood children into her home.Growing up on Grandview and having both your parents as neighbors was so special. And after I was married and moved back to Wooster, my husband and I would walk by their home in the evenings and stop by to visit. They always loved talking about their boys. She outlived all the original neighbors. We were so fortunate to be a part of her life. Deepest condolences.

Dear Greg and Peter and Family,

My mother passed on this news to us this week. My entire childhood Dorothy and Bob were our neighbors. As a child they were always so kind to us, sort of a throwback to a different time when we would be riding our bikes in the street and Bob and Dorothy would be in their yard. They'd have us over for some juice and cookies., which was always a big hit. I fondly remember their koi pond in the back of their yard and loved exploring back there. She was such a kind soul and I have such kind sweet memories of her. Deepest condolences, she will be missed.

Annie Mennes

Greg, Pete and Family,
Sorry for the loss of your mother. She always had a smile and pleasant words to say to me. Also, provided many snacks and drinks while we caused havoc in the backyards, camping in the orchard, and riding bikes to Overton.

Dr Hill and Family- Heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow. I am thinking of you and your family in this moment of pain.

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