Mary Ellen Hill Obituary

Mary Ellen Hill

<p>Mary Ellen Hoyt Hill, age 83, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was administered the Last Rites of the Roman Catholic Church and died peacefully in the arms of God&rsquo;s angels on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Born on December 23, 1937, to Joseph Robert and Helen Christine (Nagel) Hoyt of Adona, Arkansas, she was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Morrilton, Arkansas, and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Little Rock. Mary Ellen was formerly married to the late Richard Doyle Scroggin of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and together they raised two children. Employed by State Farm Insurance for many years, she participated in Sweet Adelines, was a Girl Scout leader, an enthusiast fan of her son&rsquo;s T-ball, soccer and basketball games, supporter of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in Little Rock and practiced a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mary Ellen, alongside five brothers and three sisters, was shaped by her Catholic upbringing and example set by her loving parents. She was an excellent cook and an avid gardener showcased by her beautiful roses. Mary Ellen was known for her spunk and always ready for a new adventure whether it be a shopping spree, a visit with her devoted family and friends or a Sunday drive to Petit Jean Mountain. She took a special delight in her pets, Momma Cat and Daisy, that shared her last days. Visits would find her sipping a cup of tea with one of her cats sitting on her lap.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; She is predeceased by her parents, spouse Bob Hill, sisters Carolyn Ann Hoyt Winder, Victoria Susan Hoyt and brother Joseph George Hoyt and infant brother Jimmy Lewis Hoyt and was looking forward to being reunited with them in Heaven. She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Deborah and Gary Osredker of Nixa, Missouri, a son, Dr. Richard Scroggin of Fort Myers, Florida, two stepdaughters, Marcy Fengler of Columbia, South Carolina and Cathy Finley of Perry, Arkansas and a granddaughter Alexandria Osredker as well as a sister Betty Jo Gottsponer of North Little Rock, brothers and their wives, Edd and Carol Hoyt of Cabot, Ray and Clarene Hoyt of Sherwood, and Ron Hoyt of Stuttgart, a sister-in-law Wilhelmina Scroggin of Sherwood and brother-in-law Bill Winder of Hot Springs.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father John C. Wakube on Saturday, January 16 at 10:00am at <a href="https://iccnlr.org/">Immaculate Conception Catholic Church</a>, 7000 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, Arkansas. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will precede the mass at 9:30am. Mrs. Hill will lie in state at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 3pm until 5pm for family and friends who may wish to visit.&nbsp;&nbsp;Our loving thanks to Hospice Home Care in Little Rock for their exceptional care of Mary Ellen in her final days. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Capital Campaign Building Fund at <a href="https://iccnlr.org/">Immaculate Conception Church</a>, North Little Rock, Arkansas.&nbsp;</p> <p>State of AR COVID-19 directives: Face coverings required.&nbsp; Maintain social distancing.&nbsp;</p> <p>Arrangements by <a href="https://www.smithfamilycares.com/">Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home</a>, 1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, 501-758-1170.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
December 23, 1937 - January 12, 202112/23/193701/12/2021
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Mary Ellen Hoyt Hill, age 83, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was administered the Last Rites of the Roman Catholic Church and died peacefully in the arms of God’s angels on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Born on December 23, 1937, to Joseph Robert and Helen Christine (Nagel) Hoyt of Adona, Arkansas, she was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Morrilton, Arkansas, and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Little Rock. Mary Ellen was formerly married to the late Ric...

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Saturday, January 16 2021
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Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, January 16 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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North Little Rock, AR 72116
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