Neta M. Hill, age 91, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, November 10 at Helia Healthcare. Funeral services for 91 year old Neta M. Hill will be Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital or to Brown Cemetery. Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Neta Marie Brown, the daughter of Sherrif John Samuel Brown and Eva Leola Martin Brown, was born, here in Greenville, on October 23, 1924. Neta attended Central School and graduated from Greenville High School in 1942. Neta operated “Neta’s Beauty Shop” from her home for over 25 years. She raised her family then worked for Dr. Reginald Blankenship as an office receptionist for many years. Neta then became a clerk at Watson’s Drug store until her retirement.
Neta and C. Claude Hill were united in marriage on October 12, 1947 at the Christian Church Parsonage and enjoyed over 40 years together before Claude’s death on September 17, 1988. They are the parents of three children, two of whom survive: Wanda (Tom) McCasland of Greenville, Claudia (Kurt) Baumberger of North of Greenville, daughter in-law Myra Hill of Pevely, MO, three grandchildren: Elizabeth (Steve) Harnetiaux, Jennifer (Greg) Althardt, John J. (Ketta) Hill Jr., eight great-grandchildren: Joshua Harnetiaux, Molly Harnetiaux, Lucas Althardt, Lily Althardt, Nolan Hill, Connor Hill, Chloe Hill and —-. Neta is also survived by her two brothers Carl (Judith) Brown of Williamsburg, VA, Robert A. (Nancy) Brown of Geenville, and sister in law Betty Brown of Greenville.
Neta is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Claude, their son John J. Hill (passed away on July 24, 2015), and three brothers Donald S. Brown, James D. Brown, and Kenneth Brown at age 5.
Neta was a very active, lifelong republican worker. She served as Chair Woman of the Bond County Republican Party, and devoted herself to helping the campaigns of Frank C. Watson and that of John Shimkus. Neta was also a lifelong member of the Greenville First Presbyterian Church.
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