Mrs. Nancy Barrow Hill — 1933-2019

Published 5:42 pm Friday, July 26, 2019

Nancy Barrow Hill, 85, of West Point, passed away in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 4 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. 

Hill was born in West Point, Dec. 16, 1933, to James Howell Barrow and Ruth Crawley Barrow. Nancy was married to Robert J. Hill Sr. 

Hill had three children, Robert J. Hill Jr. (Susan), James Walter (Bubba) Hill (predeceased) and Mary Anne Hoke (Andrew). Hill had four grandchildren, Allison Hill Ricketts (David), Andrew Robert Hill, James Frederick Hill and Henry Charles Hill. Hill had two great-grandchildren, Ellie Ricketts and Mia Ricketts. 

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Hill loved West Point as much as she loved life. She proudly claimed West Point as home, frequently extolling the virtues of her town. She and her son Bubba owned the Read and Swap used book store. 

“Nannie,” as she was lovingly known, fiercely loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who could do no wrong in her eyes. She was their cheerleader to the end. Nancy was a very social and outgoing person, calling everyone “sugar.” She was hopelessly optimistic. Hill did not judge others and taught her children the golden rule, treat people the way you would want to be treated. When hearing of some act of meanness, she frequently would say it is not right to do other people that way. Nannie was tough as nails, friendly as a puppy and nice as the day was long. Hill was a joy to be around.

In honor of Hill, smile and be kind to one another. Accept people the way they are and be nice. That is what she would want.

A service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in West Point on Aug. 1, with visitation at 1 p.m., service at 2 p.m. and a private family internment at 3 p.m.  No flowers please, any gift should be directed to the Methodist church in her honor. 

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