Florence Evelyn Hill, 91, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Manchester, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha.

Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 600 5th Avenue South, Mt. Vernon.

Visitation: 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, June 22, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 600 5th Avenue South, Mt. Vernon.

Interment: Oakland Cemetery – Manchester.

Florence was born July 27, 1927, in rural Delhi, the daughter of Thomas and Amanda (Gentz) Welch. She married the late Earl W. Hill Nov, 18, 1949, on the Welch family farm.

Florence was a loving wife and mother who was dedicated to supporting her family. She was a caretaker, line operator, sales representative, and farmer. Prior to retiring in 2001, Florence and Earl owned a small farm north of Manchester.

Florence enjoyed crocheting, traveling, coffee with family and friends, and phone calls. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and sharing her life experiences. Florence will be remembered as the farmer’s almanac guide to life.

Florence is survived by five children, Virginia (Gary) Byers of Rock Springs, Wyo.; Richard (Peggy) Hill of Marion, N. C.; Gaillynn (John) Warne of Edmond, Okla.; Lorena (Gene) Freiburger of Lisbon; and Leonard (Gina) Hill of Agency, Mo. She is also survived by three brothers, Donald (Ruby) Welch of Oakdale, La.; Doran (Beverly) Welch of Cedar Rapids; and Tom (Dorothy) Welch of Anamosa; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; infant daughter, Karen; and sister, Barbara (CF) Foster.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.

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