Eileen Hill Obituary (2021) – Kansas City, Missouri


Eileen A. Hill, 96, of Quincy, formerly of Kansas City, MO, died at 1:54 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at her son’s home in Quincy, IL.

A funeral ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Kansas City, MO. Deacon Kevin Cummings will officiate. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Kansas City, MO.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 immediately prior to the 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. service at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Kansas City, MO.

The family is asking anyone considering attending Eileen’s services to wear a face mask.

Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of the O’Donnell-Cookson Life Celebration Home in Quincy, IL.

Eileen was born July 26, 1925 in Kansas City, MO to Patrick J. and Hilda Marie (Pollock) Harrington.

She was married to Russell J. Hill on April 15, 1950 in Kansas City, MO. He predeceased her in death on July 14, 2008.

Survivors include her son, Steven F. Hill (Mary D.) of Quincy, IL; four grandchildren, Aaron R. Hill (Andrea) of Canton, MO, Stephanie M. Chatman (Joshua) of Memphis, TN, Allison N. Lidtka (Kyle) of Newbury Park, CA, and Morgan T. Hill of Springfield, MO; six great-grandchildren, Noah, Maclin and Spencer Hill, Jayce and Braylee Chatman and Laken Lidtka; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Eileen was predeceased by her parents and three sisters, Kathleen Attaway (Robert), Rosemary Wittman (Clem) and Patricia Largo (Michael).

Eileen was an Accounting Clerk with Carter Refrigeration – Heating & A / C in Kansas City, MO until her retirement. Early in her retirement, Eileen volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Kansas City.

Eileen loved her Kansas City sports teams, especially the Chiefs and Royals, but nothing beats her support for sporting events and musical or dance performances from her son, and later grandchildren. She enjoyed attending her grandson Aaron’s basketball games at Rockhurst University, as well as watching the basketball games at Culver-Stockton College, where her son, and later grandson, were both coaches. Eileen loved swing dancing, which she regularly participated in with her husband. In her spare time, Eileen enjoyed playing cards, completing puzzles, and reading. She enjoyed her time as a member of Elks Lodge # 26 in Kansas City, and she was also a member of Kansas City Does Drove # 74. Eileen will be remembered for her humble and gentle spirit and for how she never said bad things to anyone. Above all, she treasured every moment she could spend with her family and friends. Her three main loves have always been God, family and of course dance.

Eileen was a former member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Kansas City, MO. She recently attended Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Blessing Hospice Care (Quincy, IL), St. Thomas More Catholic Church, or Madison Park Christian Church.

Online condolences can be shared and a video tribute can be viewed at www.ODonnellCookson.com.

Posted by Herald-Whig on October 2, 2021.

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