Mary Ann Hill 93, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, formerly of Moberly, Missouri, passed peacefully at home on Thursday, November 3, 2022 after a recent cancer diagnosis following her incredibly full 93 years of life.
Mary Ann was born on April 23, 1929 in Hannibal, Missouri to Ione and Willard Renner. Her mother died shortly after childbirth and Mary Ann was adopted by Dr. Benjamin and Nina Jolly of Vandalia, Missouri.
At the age of 6, Mary Ann began her life in Moberly where Dr. Jolly moved his family and opened his osteopathic practice. Mary Ann graduated from Mount St. Scholastica High School in Atchison, Kansas and attended the University of Iowa where she majored in music. She was a gifted pianist and vocalist that shared her talents with many.
In 1963, Mary Ann married John D. Hill and the two spent 44 years happily married and built a beautiful life together. Mary Ann brought her daughter Debbe and John brought his two children, Julie and Curt, into the marriage where they were raised together united as one. When John retired, the two spent many years playing golf and traveling before his passing in 2007. They wintered in Anna Maria Island, Florida where they spent many years and made many memories with family and friends. In 2012 she relocated to Wesley Chapel, Florida to live with her daughter Debbe and husband Bob.
Through the years, Mary Ann was widely known for her love of the lord, her family and her community. Some of her accolades include serving in various community leadership positions such as a Board Member for the United Way, The Salvation Army, and the Moberly Public School District. She was a Moberly Area Community College Trustee and sat on the MACC Foundation. She was also a member of Music Club and Culture Club in Moberly.
Mary Ann was an active member of the Central Christian and the Trinity United Methodist churches where she sang, played the piano and served in multiple roles. She embodied the spirit of the lord and was a trusted neighbor and friend to many.
She had a burning passion for sports, particularly football and basketball, and held season tickets for the Missouri Tigers football, Moberly Area Community College Men & Women basketball, and the University of South Florida Women basketball teams, although she truly enjoyed any and all things sports related. She attended several national tournaments to watch the MACC Greyhounds. Mary Ann knew the ins and outs of everything from professional to little league. Her family was tickled by her recent interest in the televised little league baseball and it’s World Series.
Mary Ann will be deeply missed and forever remembered for her strong will, quick wit and lively spirit. She was an avid reader, reading a devotional each morning and also had 2 books she was actively reading, one at her bedside, and one by her chair.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents Benjamin and Nina Jolly, husband John and brother Bill Renner.
Mary Ann is survived by her children Debbe Botteron and her husband Bob of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Curt Hill and his wife Cindi of Decatur, Illinois, and Julie Torri and her husband Carl Joe of Vance, Alabama, 9 grandchildren; Beth Orr, Brandon Botteron and his wife Nikki, Amanda Botteron, Ben Botteron and his wife Miranda, Jodi Hill, Clint Hill, Kevin Hill, Becky Spicer and her husband Floyd Williams, and Brooke Beason and her husband Jason, 10 great grandchildren, Ethan Botteron, Rodney Chisolm, Sierra Chisolm, Zoe Williams, Brock Williams, Carli Williams, Evan Williams, Davis Torri, and Tori Beason, Kirja Bruzzichesi, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church in Moberly, Missouri, Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa, Florida or the A.T. Still University Benjamin S. Jolly, D.O Scholarship Fund Kirksville Missouri.
Words of comfort and support were shared with the family at a visitation that was held in Cater Funeral Home. Funeral Services honoring Mary Ann’s life were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayer and burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.