Florence Jean Hill, 77, of Oakland City, IN entered rest on Friday December 30, 2005 at her home surrounded by her family.

Florence was born and raised on a farm in the Fairview community of Gibson County, where her grandfather helped establish the Fairview Presbyterian Church. As a young girl she taught Sunday School there for number of years. She and her family are descendants of the pioneers who came to Gibson County about 1820.

For the past 45 years she was a member of Oak Grove General Baptist Church in Oakland City, IN, where she sang in the choir and served on the budget committee, on the pulpit committee and as church treasurer.

She was preceded in death by her parents Roger and Florence (Hunter) Townsend; two sisters, Hazel Markee and Mary Elizabeth Cross.

Her family was the love of her life.

She is survived by Darrell F. Hill, her husband of 49 years and 30 year business partner in Johnsonís Restaurant in Oakland City, IN.Florence is also survived by four children: Greg Hill of Indianapolis, IN, Christi Minnis of Evansville, IN, Roxanne Mills (Randy) of Oakland City, IN, and Julianne Moyes (Mark) of Evansville, IN; ten grandchildren, Rachael (Rusty) Moorman, Ryan Minnis, Alicia (Ben) Ford, Erin (Jarod) Morrison, Allison Oxendine, Megan Hill, Audra Hill, Ryan Mills, Andy Mills and Miranda Moyes; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and George Hadley of Princeton, IN, brother and sister-in-law, Roger Dean and Vivian Townsend of Princeton, IN, brother-in-law, Harold Cross of Princeton, IN.

Funeral services will be Monday January 2, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, Rev. Tony Phillips officiating with burial in Fairview Cemetery near Francisco, IN.

Visitation will be Sunday January 1, 2006 from 2:00-6:00 P.M. and from 8:00 A.M. until services on Monday at the Chapel.