Ted Hill, 60, longtime Parsons educator and coach, died at 4:55 p.m., Saturday,Â January 29, 2011 at St. Johnâ€™s Medical Center in Springfield.Â Death occurred following an accidental fall.
He was born May 4, 1950 at Logan, Kansas to Theo and Adeline (Nienhueser) Hill.Â He grew up in Logan where he participated in sports and became an Eagle Scout.Â He graduated from Logan High School in 1968.
He attended Fort Hays State University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree.Â Later he earned a masterâ€™s degree and education specialist degree from Pittsburg State University.
Ted came to Parsons in 1975 to teach and coach at the Parsons Junior High School.Â Later, he moved to Parsons High School and was girlâ€™s basketball coach and then boyâ€™s basketball coach.Â He coached for a number of years before becoming Parsons High School assistant principal in 1997 and principal in 2002.Â He retired from the Parsons district and from 2005 to 2008 was principal of the Erie High School.Â The past two years he has been Title III project director at Labette Community College.
He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and attended both the Wesley Church and the Federated Church in Erie.
On July 31, 1976 he married Trudy McMillan in Parsons.Â Later they were divorced.Â He and Cindy Revell were married October 21, 2006 at the Erie Federated Church.
Survivors include his wife â€“ Cindy Hill, of the home; two sons â€“ Shaun Hill and his wife AshtonÂ Â Â , Osage Beach, Missouri; Ryan Hill and his fiancÃ© Julie Allison, of Rose Hill, Kansas; three step-children â€“ Erica Bates and her husband Marlin, of Kansas City, Missouri; Valerie Toomey and her husband Andy, of Kansas City, Kansas; Brent Revell, of Parsons; three grandchildren â€“ Payton Hill, Trayton Allison and Isaac Hill; two brothers â€“ David Hill and his wife Kye, of Houston, Texas; and Gail Hill and his wife Susan, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, at Wesley United Methodist Church.Â The family will receive friends at the church from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday.Â The casket will be moved from the Carson-Wall Funeral Home to the church at 3 p.m., Wednesday.
Memorials are suggested to the Parsons Area Community Foundation. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, KSÂ 67357.Â Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com