James Hill

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James Hill08/01/2007
James Allen Hill was born April 23, 1927, in Bussey, Iowa, the son of Raymond and
Garneth (Ream) Hill. After graduating from Knoxville High School in 1945 Jim went
on to Iowa City to attend school for Linotype. Jim served in the Army from 1945
to 1947 where he was a company clerk.

He was united in marriage to Anne Simmons in
Ottumwa, Iowa on February 29, 1952. Jim and Anne lived in Ottumwa for the first
4 years of marriage while working at the Ottumwa Courier and the Mercer Publishing

The two later moved to Des Moines for a year and then moved on to Knoxville
while working for the Des Moines Register. During Jim’s retirement, he drove a cab
for several years. Jim and Anne have resided in Knoxville for the last 50 years.

Jim passed away on August 1, 2007, at the age of 80 years, 3 months, and 9 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to honor his memory include
his wife, Anne; children, Sandy (Rick) Pettyjohn of Cedar Rapids, Susan (Jim) Peebler
of Phoenix, AZ, Bruce (Paulette) Hill of New Sharon, Jimmy (Kristi) Hill of Knoxville,
Debbie (Donald) Pettyjohn of Marysville and Denise (Rick) Crozier of Knoxville; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Dorothy Thompson of Des
Moines and Marjorie Anderson of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Visitation 12:00 PM to
1:00 PM 08/06/2007 Bybee & Davis Funeral Home Unknown City Service 1:00 PM 08/06/2007
Knoxville Bybee & Davis Funeral Home 301 North Second Street Knoxville Iowa 50138
Cemetery Pleasantville Cemetery Memorials Hospice of Central Iowa