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Elfriede (Elfie) Kessner Hill, 93
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Elfriede (Elfie) Kessner Hill, 93, a McMinnville resident, was born Oct. 8, 1926 in Bochum, Germany and passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 12, at Life Care Center of Sparta with her children by her side.

She was a homemaker, a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Sparta, TN, and the daughter of the late Fredrich and Hedwig Lindner Kessner. She was an avid reader and especially loved biographies.

Elfie was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Thomas L. Hill, who practiced in McMinnville from 1978-1984. She was also preceded in death by daughters, Carol (Bill) Schantz and Kathy Hill, sons Michael and Andrew Hill, sisters Hattie, Maria, and Erna and brother Fritz Kessner of Bochum, Germany.

Mrs. Hill is survived by children, Jackie (Mark) Smith, Theresia (Keith) Rogers, Tom (Karen) Hill, Suzanne (Dennis) Carkhuff, Thomas A. (Pattie) Hill, David (Lisa) Hill, and Mary Ann Head, beloved grandmother to 15 grandchildren, Jennifer, Andrew, Kristen, Jim, Jonathan, Nicole, Ben, Jake, Leslie, Nathan, Torie, Isabella, Derrin, Katie, and Lucas; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Hubert (Irmgard) Kessner and Gert (Ursula) Kessner. Loving nieces and nephews also survive of Bochum, Germany.

Memorial donations may be made to Magness Library, 118 West Main Street, McMinnville, TN 37110. A graveside service and inurnment will be held at a later date for family at Mt. View Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at        

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 15, 2020