Callie Hill, 78

Callie Olean Hill, age 78, of Burr Oak, Mich., passed away early Saturday morning, March 16, 2013, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.

She was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Sampson, Ala., daughter of the late Dock and Flora (Renfro) Dannelley.

Olean resided in Burr Oak for the past 60 years. Her early life was lived in Florida and Alabama.

On April 27, 1953, she married Eugene H. Hill in Angola, Ind. He died Dec. 16, 1987.

Olean had been employed by Burr Oak Rubber Products but her real calling in life was being a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker.

She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burr Oak and she enjoyed gardening, sewing, fishing and taking care of what seemed to be most of the children in Burr Oak. Olean never met a stranger and always had time to visit and talk with her friends and neighbors.

She is survived by five daughters, Elizabeth (Mark) Grindle of Coldwater, Betty (Jimmie) Schrader of Centreville, Debra (Jess) Milliman of Bronson, Mary (Mark) Pratt of Sturgis and Carla (Todd) Byers of Constantine; one son, Dan (Leanne) Hill of White Pigeon; 22 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Curby of Florida; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Hill of Florida and Rosa Miller of Burr Oak and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one grandson, Jason Schrader; two sisters; and two brothers.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services celebrating the life of Callie Olean Hill will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burr Oak. The Rev. Kurt Kuhlmann will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at the Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak.

Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family.

The obituary is also at where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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