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Lola Mae Hill
March 22, 1931 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
Memorial services for Lola Mae Hill, 92, of Lubbock, Texas (formerly of Springfield, Kansas City and Marshall, Missouri). will be held March 15th at Southcrest Baptist Church. She died on Sunday December 31st. She was born March 22, 1931, in Ontario, Oregon. She was the daughter of Ivan Tucker of Leadmine, Missouri and Lola M. Conrad of Ponca, Nebraska. She was married to Dale Maddux from Buffalo, Missouri from 1949-1952.
She was married to Thomas Franklin Hill from Harrison, Arkansas on February 14, 1954. He died May 6th, 2001, in Lubbock.
Lola graduated from Draughon’s Business College and worked in several small businesses including a market research company and Martin Brothers Piano and Furniture Company. She later worked for JC Penney, the campus library at Southwest Missouri State, and managed the Texas Tech Library Microfilm Center. She loved each of these jobs. She finished her career as “the tie lady,” known for her exquisite taste in matching men’s ties to their suits, at Dillard’s Men’s store in Lubbock, Texas. She was well into her eighties when she retired from Dillard’s. She greatly enjoyed helping local celebrities look their best. After she retired, she enjoyed critiquing men’s suit and tie choices from tv.
Lola loved square dancing and she and Tom participated in events across the country. They were members of several clubs in Texas and Missouri. She was a wonderful cook and was known for her chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, and cinnamon rolls. She made strawberry pies as gifts for her friends. Her frosted pea salad was a holiday side dish tradition.
She loved to sew and made her own square dance costumes, many of her clothes as a teen, and whimsical stuffed bunny rabbits that she at one time sold for extra cash. She enjoyed crafts, roses, gardening, collecting angels, butterflies and cardinals. She learned to love ice cream while growing up on the Four Mile Prairie in the Ozarks of Missouri, and was passionate about Blue Bell ice cream, especially vanilla, in her later years.
Lola was devoted to her cats and considered them her caretakers and companions.
She was a lifelong fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Texas Tech, and basketball everywhere. She enjoyed watching games on tv and was very knowledgeable about football and basketball.
Lola loved holidays. She decorated extensively for Christmas and beautifully for Easter, and some for Thanksgiving and St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is big in Kansas City. She was a devout Christian and “dyed in the wool” Southern Baptist.
Lola was predeceased by her parents and her sister Nadine (Jim) Marrs. She is survived by her sister Twyla (Rick) Taylor, and by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her children are Sherry Lynne Maddux and Russell Alan Hill (Ann). Sherry’s children are Amy (Jeff) Bruns, Stephanie (Troy) Cleaver, Lori (John) McDonnell, Valerie (David) Call, Jeremy Thomas (Summer), Heather (Jimmy) Graham.
Russell's children are Travis Everett (Jasmine) and Natalie Hill (Aidyn) Archuleta.