Dorothy Isbell Hille, 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at Sherwood Health Care in Bryan, Texas.
Visitation was Saturday July 21, 2007 at Victory Church, College Station, with a memorial service following at the church. A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. at Bethany Cemetery near Colmesneil.
Dorothy was born Oct. 27, 1915 in Ellis County to Mary Elizabeth and Charles Adon Isbell. After graduating from high school she attended North Texas University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education at the age of 20. She obtained a Masterís degree from the University of Houston. Dorothy taught public school for 39 years, most of which was in Port Arthur, Texas. In addition to teaching, she was Assistant Principal during the later part of her career. She was awarded Teacher of the Year by her peers and was a long time member of Delta Kappa Gamma.
After retiring and moving to Tyler County, she devoted her time and love to First Baptist Church of Colmesneil. Teaching her Sunday school class was one of the joys of her life.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ward Isbell and Marion Isbell; four sisters, Jewell Wilson, Nellie Mae Smith, Lavada Ellis and Mozelle Rictor; and her husband, Robert O. Hille.
She is survived by her son, Robert Benton Hille and wife Becky; her grandson, Robert B. Hille, II and wife Tracey; four great grandchildren; one sister, Faye Reed, of Midlothian, and a number of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Colmesneil, P.O. Box 247, Colmesneil, Texas 75938.