Barbara Louise Hill (nee Nowell), of Dardenne Prairie, MO, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of Virgil Hill; cherished daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy Nowell; devoted mother of Stacey (Michael) Pederson and James (Michelle) Hill; loving grandmother of Noelle Himmes, Faith and Gavin Pederson, Michael and Mackenzie Hill, Emily and Lillian Schaefer, Sarah (Connor) McCrite, and Brittany (Michael) Hutra; treasured great grandmother of Ben and Jack, Mayson, Allie, Jaxsyn, Brantley; dear sister of Lester Sutton, Bill Hales, Jim Hales, Cathy Hales, and of the late Patricia Stroker.
Barb worked as a Computer Aided Designer providing communication maps for construction of data networks into subdivisions and businesses. Barb retired from her career on 11/11/11. After retiring, she enjoyed planning yearly trips with her grandchildren to theme parks as well as large family trips to Utah and Florida. Her biggest passion was photography, for which she enjoyed sightseeing, capturing moments, and photo editing. Some of Barb’s most treasured photos were of family, fireworks, old barns, sunflowers, sunrises and sunsets. Barb also loved celebrating holidays, cooking food, baking and decorating cookies, and treating family to special events for the holidays. Barb loved spending time with her husband going out to movies and dinners and making his favorite Norwegian Kringlas for the holidays. Barb had a way of making friends feel special by always remembering birthdays and anniversaries with a card and even a cake, if possible. Barb was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Barb’s interment is at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Memorials may be mailed in Barbara's name to: National Association for Down Syndrome
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