March 8, 1934 – Nov. 5, 2018
Services for Phyllis Hill, 84, of Vian are being held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Vian United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian under the direction of Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Service Inc.
She was born on March 8, 1934, in Sallisaw to Thomas Wofford and Ruth (Floyd) Wofford. She passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Vian.
She was married to Bobby Hill on Aug. 5, 1956, in Sallisaw. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1990.
She was a member of the Red Hats Society, Vian United Methodist Church where she held various offices and Farm Bureau Women’s Group. She was an elementary teacher at Vian, Carlisle and Gore Public Schools. She volunteered at Vian Elementary for many years after retirement. Phyllis received the Mayor’s Choice for Vian’s Favorite Daughter in 2011, and was voted Teacher of the Year while teaching at Gore Elementary. She was voted Sallisaw High School Homecoming Queen 1951-1952. She loved to travel and work crossword puzzles and she was a member of Sallisaw High School Marching Band.
Survivors are two daughters, Lisa Kirk and husband, Rob of Bixby and Robyn Needham and husband, Bobby of Mountainburg, Ark.; two grandchildren, Gentry and Jolie Kirk; one sister, Camilla Matthews of Spiro; two brothers, Carnie Wofford of Tulsa and Jack Wofford of Sallisaw; sisters-in-law, Frances Wofford, Jerrye Wofford and Shirley Herndon; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ruth Wofford; husband, Bobby Hill; one sister, Francis Panter; and brothers, Bill Wofford and Dewey Wofford.
Active pallbearers are Ed Brockman, Dink Scott, Jerry Paul Simon, Randy Rogers, Dr. Bill Anderson and Joe Paul Simon
Honorary pallbearers are Tommy McCreight, Don Brockman, Chief Elbon, Robert Smith, Jerry Caughman, Bobby Ray Anderson, Larry Jack Horn and members of the Vian United Methodist Church.
Viewing was 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Sallisaw. The family greeted from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vian United Methodist Church.