- Ada, Oklahoma


November 25, 2013

Edna Hill

Ada —

Services for Edna E. Hill, 95, Ada, are at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013,  at the Union Valley Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randall Christy officiating. Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Hill died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at a hospice facility in Oklahoma City. She was born July 5, 1918, at Mena, Ark., to John and Mary Florence Burnett Edds. When she was 5, Mrs. Hill and her family made a seven-day trip by wagon from Mena, Ark., to settle in Stratford, Okla., where they farmed and she attended school.

Mrs. Hill was a dental assistant for Dr. H.D. Hall. She also had worked as a dental assistant in California. She married Archie Hill on Nov. 12, 1992, in Port Aransas, Texas. Mrs. Hill was a member of the sorority, Beta Sigma Phi.

Survivors include her husband, Archie Hill, of the home; three daughters, Flo Dunne and Doris Kinder and her husband, Sam, all of Shawnee, and Desta Karschnick of Ada; four grandchildren, Charla and her husband, Graham Hamilton, of Wichita, Kan., Darren Fortenberry, Cindy and her husband, Lt. Col. Rick Bell, of Williamsburg, Va., Chris Dunne of Shawnee and Chad Liller of Dallas, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Ian, Alyssa, Aiden, Brendan, Genévra and Kiana Hamilton, Jon and Haley Fortenberry, Rachel, Ricky and William Bell, Brett, Jaden and Jett Chappell, and Zachary, Colby and Jordan Liller.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Don Fortenberry; her grandson, Darren Fortenberry; and former husbands, William H. Fortenberry and William Samuel Pitts. She was the last survivor of nine children.

Bearers will be Tom Chaffin, Steve Vandergriff, Glen Taylor, Tom Bush, Glen Herrin and Ken Rhodes.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

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