Anne Wagner Hill, 89, departed peacefully from her home at 430 West Rosemary Lane to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born April 27, 1929 in Cumberland, MD she was the daughter on the late Bernard W. and Virginia E. (DeBerry) Hill.
Besides her parents, Anne is preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and Reynolds Hill; two nephews, Walter and Mike Hill; and one niece, Mary Ann Zimmerman.
Anne is survived by two sisters; Virginia “Ginna” Michael of Williamsport, MD and Mary Lynn Bowman and husband Ronnie of Capon Bridge, WV. Two sisters-in-law; Joanna Hill and Clara Hill. Three nieces; Susan Cooper, Jane Murphy, and Ellen Addick and husband Cliff. Eight nephews; Bernard Hill and wife Elaine, John Hill and wife Elaine, Scott Hill and wife Stacey, Craig Loy and wife Beth, Tom Loy and wife Jan, Mark Hill and wife Margie, William Hill, and Ronald Bowman and wife Ann Marie. She is also survived by other dear great nieces, nephews, and relatives in Georgia and Alabama. Anne also considered many of her childhood friends as “family”.
Anne graduated from Romney High School, Class of 1947. From 1947 to 1948 she attended Marjorie Webster Junior College in Silver Spring, MD. She then transferred to West Virginia University and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology. While at WVU, she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority where she made friends that have lasted throughout her life.
Anne worked as a medical technician in hospitals in Winchester and Charlottesville, VA; Mobile, Alabama; and Petersburg, WV. In 1961 she returned to Romney and went to work at Allegheny Ballistics Laboratory (now Orbital ATK). She owned and operated Romney Laundromat for 45 years, which was a source of help to many in the community. Alongside the Laundromat she bought and sold used furniture. In 2004, she retired and sold her business.
Anne was an active and faithful member of the Romney Presbyterian Church for many years. She served as an Elder, co-chairman of the Women’s Circle, and belonged to the Bible study. She cherished her church family and serving her Lord through helping others in any way needed.
Anne enjoyed traveling. One of her favorite places in the US was Yosemite National Park. She traveled overseas to Europe and Italy where she visited Rome and Florence and to Jamaica when her mother was in the Peace Corps. She loved talking to others about the stories of their travels.
It was a tribute to Anne that she was remembered with calls, visits, cards, flowers, and gifts during her times of illness. Her friends remained attentive to her through all. She was loved by many, both family and friends.
She was blessed the last months of her life to have the care of Hospice, care sitters, Home Health, Committee on Aging, and a CNA who took great pride in caring for her. Her family is very appreciative to all. She will be missed greatly.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Romney Presbyterian Church. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Anne’s name can be made to: Romney Presbyterian Church ~ 100 West Rosemary Lane ~ Romney, WV 26757
Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511