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Alumni Obituary – Sharon Yvonne Hille

Sharon HilleDaytona Beach, Florida – Sharon Yvonne Hille (WS ’61), 80, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021, at Solaris Healthcare, Daytona Beach, FL while in the care of Halifax Health Hospice.

Born January 31, 1941, in Minneapolis, MN, she was the only child of Leonard & Muriel Hove.

She graduated from White River High School in Buckley, WA in the Spring of 1959. Then attended Wessington Springs Jr. College 1959-1961 graduating with an associate’s degree in Education. She moved back to Washington State to live with her parents and started working as a teacher at Rainier State School, in Buckley WA.

Sharon married Jerry Hille, a US Army Sargent on August 7, 1964, and the following year was stationed in Germany. In July 1967 she gave birth to their only daughter, Lorelei Beth Hille (Rose). Sharon and Jerry were divorced in 1986.

Sharon spent most of her life working with people with intellectual disabilities and retired from Rainer State School in 1999.

Sharon was loved by everyone who met her. She had many friendships and remained close to those who had attended Wessington Springs Jr. College. Her sense of humor and ready advice during life’s difficult times drew people to her and during her retirement years she supported several nonprofit organizations. She prayed constantly for those she knew and loved Jesus with all her heart.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorelei Rose (Hille), son-in-law Mori Rose, Former husband, Jerry Hille, Grandson Devin Kiehn, his wife, Jordan Kiehn, and 4 fantastic grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Wessington Springs Shakespeare Garden, P.O.B. 44, Wessington Springs, SD 57382 Phone: (605) 539-1529 in her name. She was an avid supporter and spoke often about the Garden and how much it meant to her.


Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central go to Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.

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