Mrs. Barbara Ann Hill

July 13, 1934July 1, 2019

Barbara Ann Hill (nee Bracken),84, of Leigh Acres, FL, formerly of Rocky River, Ohio. She was born to the late Charles and Elsa Bracken on July 13, 1934. Barbara worked as a graphic artist and retired from American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio. She enjoyed playing piano, and she loved going to thrift stores and spending time with her children. She closed her eyes on Monday, the morning of July 1st, 2019 opening them a moment later in eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus the Messiah! Hallelujah and Amen! She is home! But as it is written, “Things no eye has seen and no ear has heard, that have not entered the heart of mankind - these things God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

Barbara is preceded in death by her sons, David Hill and Jonathan Hill; sisters, Mary Kershner and Judy Domingo; brother, Daniel Bracken.

Barbara is a much loved mother to Heidi (Steven) Setzer, Matthew (Donna) Hill, and Mary Jane (John) Hendrock;

loving grandmother to Anna (Ted) Cannelongo, Rocky Jedick, Elsa (Patrick) Kottmann, David Hill, Matthew (Alexandra) Hendrock, and Rudolph Hendrock;

great-grandmother to Vera Jedick, Caleb Kottmann, Benjamin Kottmann, Luke Kottmann, Hailee Hendrock, and Madison Hendrock;

oldest and dear sister of Miriam (Bruno) Putze , Elsa Jane (Cliff) Manti , Philip (Annie) Bracken, Nancy (David) Moore;

aunt to Linda Blaha, Steven Kershner, Mary Louise Kershner, Robert Kershner, Ruth Blaha, Rita Huebner, Jennie Stumm, Hannelore Putze, Natalie Fischer, James Domingo, Seth Manti, Phil Manti, Ben Manti, Charlie Bracken, Brooke Salisbury, Janice Gavel, Jenny Zellmer, Jacquie Bracken, Rob Bracken, Mark Bracken, Matt Bracken, Andrew Bracken, Hannah Pickner, and Charlie Moore;

brother-in-law, Fred Domingo and sister-in-law, Terry Bracken.

Burial will take place at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Ft Myers, FL 33913 on Wednesday, July 17th at 11am. For information, call 239-334-4880.


  • Graveside Wednesday, July 17, 2019


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Elsa Kottmann

July 17, 2019

Gram was always creative. Most of my memories involve things like making jewelry together in her attic as we watched classic films like “Gone With the Wind”. She would often take me on outings and adventures to thrift stores, garage sales or just splitting a chocolate malt at Friendly’s. She loved to tell me fairy tales and anything imaginative. She bought me pointe ballet shoes and a ballerina tutu when I was little so I could pretend to be a real one. The little creativity I have I owe to her.

In her later years, she loved to pray with me on the phone and reminisce about her days as a young mother. She always encouraged me to love my little boys and be thankful for them. She will be missed!

Annie Cannelongo

July 17, 2019

I remember going to the flea markets with Gram, and the crazy things she used to buy like the scratchy tiger blanket. She loved hanging out with family and finding a good deal on an antique at the thrift stores. I also remember riding in her truck to Florida and her mowing the lawn on the Wooster house. Since she lived with us she was part of our daily lives as we grew up.

Carl Reck

July 16, 2019

Thanks Mrs. Hill
You always opened your home to all of your children's friends and
treated us like extended family. There are a couple classic quotes
I will never forget. "I am going to call Brad's mother" and "No mush
mush on the couch".
Rest in Peace, Barb.