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January 6, 2014

Mary Francis Hill

Feb. 12, 1926 — Jan. 5, 2014

Ryan — Mary Francis Hill passed from this life Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls at the age of 87 years. Mary and Leonard Ritcherson Hill were married Oct. 5, 1941 in Ryan, Oklahoma.

Funeral service will be Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Ryan with David Wingfield and Mark Kunkel officiating. Burial will be in the Ryan Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home in Ryan. Visitation will be Tuesday noon to 8 p.m. and Wednesday 10 a.m to 8 p.m. with family receiving visitors 6 to 7 p.m. Condolence messages may be sent to the family at

Memorials may be made to Rathgeber Hospitality House 1615 12th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301 or charity of choice.

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