Christine L. Hill, 70, of Grand Island, NE, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at CHI Health St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Services will be Monday, May 6, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Curran Funeral Chapel. The Pastor Jason Warriner will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Monday, at the funeral chapel. Interment will be Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in the Hyannis Cemetery, Hyannis, NE with a 10:00 a.m. (MT) committal service.
Christine was born July 11, 1948, in Hyannis, NE. She was the youngest child of Walker and Donna (Curtiss) Hill.
Survivors of the immediate family include her brother, Jack (Vicki) Hill of Brule, NE
Nieces, Jennie Hill (Paul) Estabrooks of Omaha, NE
Jackie Hill (Matt) Rita of Charlestown, MA
Nephews, Wade (Kimberly) Hill of Grant, NE
Corky Hill of Omaha, NE
Others left to cherish her memory include her 15 grandnieces and grandnephews, cousins, and many friends.
Christine was born with cerebral palsy which caused mobility problems for her. At age six she moved to the Beatrice State Development Center. She resided there until age 19. She attended school and skill training classes that helped her learn how to cope with life’s many challenges. Christine eventually moved to Grand Island, NE, where she found a community, caregivers, and friends, that enabled her to have a purposeful life. She worked at Goodwill Industries and Mid Nebraska Individual Services for many years. Christine had a simple understanding of faith. Jesus loved her and provided for her and she praised him in return. Christine moved with her parents to Ogallala, NE in the 1970’s. She spent family gatherings playing cards and games with her nieces and nephews. Uno and Skippo were her favorites! She returned to Grand Island after several years. Christine had a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed the give and take of teasing and joking around. She adored family and friends and had a special fondness for children. Any time spent with friends was special to her. She is remembered for her sunny smile and grateful heart.
Christine was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and attended Abundant Life Christian Center with Mazony and Djiny Bien Aise and their children, her loving care providers.
Memorials are suggested to the family with designation to be determined at a late date.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walker and Donna Hill, brothers, Robert and Curtiss Hill, sister, Donna L. Hill.
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Curran Funeral Chapel and Draucker Funeral Home are assisting with arrangements.
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