D. Murle Hill, 64, left this life to be with his Lord on April 24, 2007, from St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.
Murle was horn in Chickasha, Okla., on July 11, 1942. The family moved to Texas when Murle was young and remained there until his father's death. Murle and his mother then returned to Oklahoma to live for many years. In 1985, Murle moved to Missouri to be close to his sister and her kids. He remained in Missouri until his death. Murle walked the pathway of God's choosing, to the best of his mental capabilities. Lots of valleys, but, oh, the mountaintops were glorious for him. Murle's first love was church and everything that goes with that concept; praying, preaching, singing and a better place to live after this life.
Murle loved farming and for many years operated John Deere equipment for the local farmers in Gracemont, Okla. Murle enjoyed life always. He had an infectious smile, never met a stranger, accepting everyone at as they were. He particularly enjoyed working with others whether it was at the workshop or volunteering in the community.
He is survived by his sister, Alma "Jo" Maples and her husband, Larry of Nixa, Mo. Murle is also survived by nephews, Lonnie Schreiner of Nixa, Garrett Schreiner of St. Louis, Mo.; his niece, Holly Gregory and her husband, Alan and their daughter, Kacie of Franklin, Ill. He is also survived by nephews Brian and Clell Maples, Highlandville, Mo., and their families and Darla Liverpool, St. Robert, Mo. and her family. Murle was preceded in death by his parents J.O. and Alice Hill; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will he held at Adams Funeral Home in Nixa, Mo., at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 29, with visitation until 3:30 p.m. Graveside services will be held at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Okla., at 2 p.m., on April 30.
A memorial service will also be held at the Nevada Rehabilitation Center in Nevada, MO.