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9/10/2013 8:00:00 AM
Guy Jr. Hill
July 16, 1923 - Sept. 8, 2013

Guy Jr. Hill, 90, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, and formerly of Akron and Rochester, passed away after being in failing health the past six months, at 5:04 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Peabody Retirement Community.

He was born July 16, 1923, in Kosciusko County, to parents Guy and Faudeline (Geiger) Hill.

He married Helen L. Whittenberger on July 27, 1947, at the home of her parents, Ralph and Marie Whittenberger. She survives.

He was a grocer working for Kroger in Akron, Huntington and Rochester. After that, he and his brother purchased Hill's Farmers Market in Peru. Later, he bought a store in Akron. After selling the store in Akron, he worked for Lance's New Market of North Manchester, managing the meat market. He retired from Lance's in 1989.

He was a graduate of Akron High School. He served his country in WWII in the U.S. Army, where he was a recipent of five Bronze Stars. He was a member of the American Legion of Rochester as well as the Saturday Morning Breakfast Club. He loved playing cards and discussing politics but, most of all, he enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Guy is survived by his wife, Helen Hill, North Manchester; daughters, Jane and husband Stephen Henson, Galena, Ohio, and Linda and husband Paul Studebaker, Akron; son, John E. Hill, Lafayette; sister, Betty Mahoney, Rochester; brothers, Bill and wife Mary Hill, Peru, and Dick Hill, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Christopher, Kevin, Tadd, Brian, Bekah, Tim, Jennifer and Julie; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Esther Worl; great-granddaughter; and daughter-in-law Rebecca Hill.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Sue Babovec and Ted Cox officiating.

Visitation is 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Akron Cemetery, Akron, with graveside military rites performed by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions are open to the donor's choice.

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