April 15, 1929 – May 9, 2014
Roberta (Bobbe) Hill Wieting, of Tazewell, Tennessee, formerly of Kingston, OK, was born in Isom Springs, Oklahoma to the late Edith Sarah and Otto Lee Hill, of Kingston, on April 15, 1929 and died on May 9, 2014. She is survived by her son, Dr. Michael Wieting (Shelley) of Tazewell, Tenn., two brothers, James Keaton Hill and Jerry Lee Hill (Marsha), both of Kingston, one niece, Crystal Beck of Tulsa, OK, and four nephews, Robert N Hill and David Lee Hill, of Duncan, OK, James Hendricks , of Madill, and Major Beau Hendricks, of Ft. Hood, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Wieting, in 1997.
Bobbe’s graduation from Kingston High School was followed by enlistment in the Army Air Corps (later the U.S. Air Force); her military career as a medic and x-ray technician took her to duty stations in Massachusetts, Texas, Georgia, and Illinois as well as England, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and Korea, where she served in a MASH hospital. During that time, she achieved special skill in the developing imaging technique of tomography. She was proud to have served in the Armed Forces and of the fact that she participated in the inaugural parade for President Harry S Truman. She received the Good Conduct Medal, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal, and, recently, a commendation medal from the Association of Military Physicians and Nurses. After her military service, she enjoyed a long career as a radiologic technologist, earning a reputation for special skill in orthopedic imaging and mammography and worked at and served in leadership positions in urban and rural hospitals in Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana; she also served as the director of student activities at Gulf Park College in Long Beach, Mississippi. Bobbe was active in state and national professional organizations in radiologic technology and a proud member and supporter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was also one of the first nationally registered EMTs in Oklahoma, completing initial training with her mother and son. She loved playing bridge whenever she could. Dedicated to her family, she cared for her parents in their later years and was an example of service to others throughout her life, assisting her family, friends, and others who needed her help. Bobbe never met a stranger and traveled as much as possible throughout her life in the USA and many places throughout the world. She encouraged young people in her life to strive to achieve their potential, to stand by their convictions, and was known to be spontaneous and outspoken.
A celebration of her life will be held at a time to be determined; Bobbe indicated that any memorials be made to either the VFW or to an educational institution of the donor’s choice. Burial will be in the Kingston cemetery.
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August 4, 2014
Dear Dr. Michael Wieting and family,
Just found out that you had lost your dear mother, my cousin, Roberta Hill Wieting only just in May. So very sorry for your loss as my children and I were just talking about how we had not seen her nor your family in years. May God bless and keep you in His loving care is my prayer. Sincerely, Ruth Ann Hill Edmondson
July 10, 2014
So late in finding this online. I have missed my friend so much and have such great memories. She was so good to me when my Mother passed. I was blessed to know her and spend as much time with her as I did. So many laughs together!