Alverda Marie Hill, 92, of Sedalia, passed away early Sunday morning, February 16, 2020 at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center, surrounded by her family.
Born March 13, 1927, in Morrison, Missouri, she was one of three children of Adolph J. and Cora H. (Leimkuehler) Witthaus.
Alverda was baptized at St. James Evangelical and Reformed Church (now United Church of Christ). The family moved to Sedalia in 1939 and she was confirmed at Immanuel E&R (now U.C.C.). She loved her church and was an active member since her confirmation.
She attended Washington School and graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1947. Alverda always looked forward to school reunions.
On August 16, 1947, at Immanuel U.C.C. in Sedalia, she was united in marriage to Roger H. Hill. This union was blessed with three daughters. Roger preceded Alverda in death on June 20, 2010 after 62 years of marriage.
Alverda was an excellent seamstress, starting as a young teen. Over the years she held different jobs, including managing a fabric shop, working for the Sedalia Water Department, and operating her own upholstery and drapery business. After retiring, she worked in the cafeteria at Washington School.
Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting and reading. She especially loved reading about her family history.
Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Coxon, of Sedalia, and Charlotte Kunze (Dale), of Blue Springs; grandchildren, Melinda Watkins (Matt), Hope Hoehns (Shawn), Shelby Coxon and Greg Kunze; a great-grandson, Addison Selvey; a sister, Ardean Rulfs, of Sedalia; aunt, Marian Behr; sister-in-law, Norma Jean Hill; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Selvey; a son-in-law, John Selvey; and a brother, Rev. Norman Witthaus.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Sedalia, with Pastor Cathy Jurgens officiating.
Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Immanuel United Church of Christ, Crossroads Hospice, or Always & Forever Animal Sanctuary.
Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.