Rita J. Powless Hill

GOWANDA – Rita J. Hill, age 68, of Bush Road, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at the Millard Filmore Suburban Hospital in the Town of Amherst.

Born in Gowanda on Dec. 30, 1944, the daughter of the late Benjamin and LouVerna (Warrior) Powless. Rita married Arthur Hill on May 17, 1962. Art passed away Dec. 24, 2000.

A home health care aide, Rita worked for WilCare of WNY. She also did in-home private care giving for various people in the area. Rita enjoyed beadworking and making ribbon shirts. She also was active with the AOA Senior Group through the Seneca Nation when her health was good.

Survivors include 3 sons, Arthur (Denise) Hill of Salamanca, Kevin and Randall Hill of Gowanda and a daughter, Lisa Powless of Salamanca; and grandchildren Quinton and Brandon Powless, Gerry, Marty and Cameron Hill and Brenten Wasuli.

Rita is also survived by 2 brothers, Mark (Rhonda) Powless of Irving, and Robert Powless of Houston TX, along with a sister, Judith Boehm of Gowanda and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Rita was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Keith “Gerald” and Clark Powless; and a sister, Karen Powless.

Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda, NY from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today where funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in the Memorial Heights Cemetery, Jimersontown, NY.