Jessie Mae Bowen Hill

July 3, 1931 – March 10, 2015

Jessie Mae (Bowen) Hill, 83, of Kansas City, Mo., died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at her home.

Jessie, known by family as “Tiddle”, was born July 3, 1931 to Hassie Marian (Butler) Lee and Jerry Myres Lee in Amazonia, Mo. On May 2, 1981, Jessie married James Russell Hill. He survives at the home.

Jessie worked her entire adult life at Montogomery Ward in Kansas City, Mo., as an executive secretary until her retirement.

Jessie was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Ernest Steven Bowen, her sister, Sarah Maxine O’Dell, her brothers, Jerry Marion “Bud” Lee and George Edgar Lee, and three siblings in infancy.

Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Sue (Bowen) Dorton and Marcia Elelyn (Bowen) McAtee; her step son, Randall Stephen Hill and Cathy Bowen; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Gowing Funeral Home, 202 Adams Street, Orrick, Mo., with graveside services following at 2 p.m. at South Point Cemetery near Orrick, Mo.