Obituary of James Hill

James Otis Hill, age 80, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Medicalodge of Ft. Scott.

He was born January 23, 1940, in Ft. Scott, the son of Drexel and Ruth Roy Hill.

From a youth, he enjoyed playing games with the neighborhood kids and working on anything with a motor. He attended Ft. Scott public schools then Wichita electronic school.

He worked as a machinist in the U. S. Army while stationed in France.

Through the years he worked at MO-KAN Drive-In, Ft. Cablevision, Fox Theatre, and various other Ft. Scott businesses.

He loved animals, kids, seeing God’s country by car and with friends on many motorcycle trips. He also loved taking pictures.

James never met a stranger and loved to visit. James lived his entire life in Ft. Scott, being blessed to live at Medicalodge his last 3 years.

Thank you to Lynette Emmerson and the entire Medicalodge family for helping James feel at home.

Survivors include many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte, and his parents.

Graveside services will take place at 2:00 PM Monday, June 22nd, in the Barnesville Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to either Ronald McDonald House or Medicalodge Activity Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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