Former Holiday Island commissioner Hill dies

Friday, April 12, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- John "Jack" Hill, a former Holiday Island commissioner and property owner, passed away at the age of 80 on Friday, April 5, 2013, after a short illness. He was born May 6, 1932, in Clinton, Iowa, the son of Charles J. and Esther Randolph.

Hill built a home in Holiday Island, with his wife, Barbara, in 1990 and lived here 22 years before moving to Overland Park, Kan.

"They were good years," said Barbara, of their time here.

Hill served on the Board of Commissioners from 1992 to 1995. He was member of the 2002 Incorporation Study Group, which produced a white paper on the feasibility of Holiday Island becoming a municipality. He also was a founding member of the Old Coots golf league.

He was a member of American Legion Walker-Wilson Post #9 and served on the board of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Eureka Springs. He was an Air Force veteran, serving from 1951-1959.

A memorial luncheon will be held at Tuesday, April 23, 11:30 a.m. at the church school Mary Queen of Angels in Fort Scott, Kan., with mass to follow at the church next door at 1 p.m. Internment will be at the Fort Scott National Cemetery at 2:30.

American Legion Walker-Wilson Post #9 of Holiday Island will serve as honor guards.

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