Susan Ann Oberhelman Hill
Susan Ann Oberhelman Hill peacefully passed away on May 3rd, 2019 surrounded by loved ones at her home in Arlington, WA. Susan, daughter of Otto and Ruth (Flagg) Oberhelman was born on October 15th, 1943 in Lynn, Massachusetts. She was united in marriage to John William Hill III on July 31st, 1965. Susan graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri with her Master's degree specializing in history; she was also a sports coach and taught cheerleading in Lancaster, Wisconsin; Menahga, Minnesota; and Tallahassee, Florida. Susan followed her desire to serve Jesus and supported her husband as a pastor's wife doing various jobs in Portland, Oregon; Ontario, Oregon; Arlington, Minnesota and Missouri Valley, Iowa. Susan had a passion to care for others and retired as a caregiver for the developmentally delayed. Susan was loved by all. She adored children and devoted her life to help them have a better future. She was selfless with a heart of giving and compassion. She would light up the room wherever she went with her kindness and generosity. Susan was known for her talents and blessed many with her crafts and creativity. Susan lived her life as an example, nurturing and loving anyone that came into her path.
Susan was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. She is survived by her son, John (Julie) Hill, grandson Van (Cortney) of Middleton, Idaho; daughter, Nanci (Aaron) Johnson, granddaughter Jessi of Arlington, WA; son, Steven Hill of Arlington, WA - grandchildren Katelynn, Nevaeh, Starla, Carson, Emmy, Jackson, Saphira. Also surviving are her siblings Robert (Colleen) Oberhelman, Steven (Laurie) Oberhelman, Janet (Forest) Troutner, her many faithful caregivers and over 200 foster children that loved and adored her. There will be a memorial celebration to honor Susan, May 26th, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 426 French Ave, Arlington, WA at 4:00pm. Memorials may be given in her name to St. Jude Hospital or hanging baskets/perennials may be sent in her honor to her daughter for a memorial garden to First Baptist in Arlington.