Obituary: Eva Hill

Eva “June” Hill

Surrounded by love and light, Eva “June” Hill answered her call to come home, May 30, 2022.

Eva June Royles was born in February 1937 in rural Lacrosse, Ark. Being born during the depression would prove formative in her ability to adapt and survive much heartache as an adult.

As a young teen, she moved to Kansas City, Mo. She graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City, Mo. While still in school, she was a spicy carhop at the A&W in Independence, Mo. That is where she met her daredevil, sweetheart — Robert Eugene Hill.

In 1954, they would be married. She and “Bob” received the Sacrament of Marriage, at Monsignor Freschel St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Independence, Mo.

Born into this blessed union were two daughters, one in October 1956, Rebecca Ann (Don) White of Independence, Mo., and another in January 1975, Tamara Jean (Paul) Hinton of rural Morrill.

She is preceded in death by her beloved, Bob Hill in 1974; and her grandson, Anthony Lee Giaccetti.

June became a banker/loan originator for many years working on resolutions/closures during the Federal Savings and Loan Crisis in the 1980s and 90s. After retirement in 2010, June moved to Sabetha.

She was an avid reader and could be found at the Sabetha library weekly. She loved fresh fruit, music, growing flowers, dancing, traveling, shopping, jewelry and being with her grandchildren. 

June loved the beauty of Arkansas and reminisced about the hills, winding roads and the beautiful White River.

She had six beautiful grandchildren, Anthony Giaccetti, Lauren White of Madison, Wis., Howard Hinton of Sabetha, Abby Hinton of Topeka, and Cole and Brad Hinton of Sabetha.

Her humor, zest and love will be missed.

Family would like to thank the staff of Maple Heights Memory Care Unit in Hiawatha for their care and love.

Private family gathering with interment at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Raytown, Mo.

“In a field of roses, she is a wildflower ”- unknown

“The world’s thy ship, not thy home.”- St. Therese of Lisieux

A special message or note of remembrance may be sent to the family at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th Street, Hiawatha, Kansas 66434, 785-742-2212, Fax 785-742-7319.

The Sabetha Herald 6/1/2022

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