On September 14th, JoNell Hill Trumble, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away at the age of 87 in Austin, Texas.
JoNell was born to Thomas and Gladys McNatt on July 2, 1935. She was one of three children raised in Mexia, Texas. She had brothers Thomas McNatt and Jack McNatt. She attended Mexia High School and North Texas State College. She married Larry Hill and had three children, Steve, Debbie, and Joanna. Larry died in an accident in 1977. JoNell later married her dear love, Eugene Trumble December of 1986.
JoNell went to work in the Mexia Independent School District in 1975 as a teacher where she was loved and respected. She also made many lifelong friendships there. JoNell was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Mexia where she served on numerous committees. She was an active member of Retired Teachers of Texas where she served in various capacities. JoNell had a special love for the game of bridge and even more love for those who played with her.
JoNell was first and foremost a wonderful loving mother to her children and grandchildren. She made every holiday a magical experience. Her favorite holiday was Christmas where every room and area of the house was decorated. She always opened her home to everyone with lots of food and celebration.
She is preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas and Jack, her husbands, Larry Hill and Gene Trumble, and her precious grandson, Scott. She is survived by her son Steve Hill and wife Jill and grandson Tanner of Arlington, Texas, daughter Debbie Walker and husband Nigel of Austin, and granddaughter Michelle Walker of Dallas, Joanna Willard and husband Wesley, of Austin, grandson Jacob Willard and wife Morgan of Denver, CO, and granddaughter Hannah Willard of Oshkosh, WI. She is also survived by stepdaughters; Sandi Trumble Ray and husband Mike of Arlington, and Tarie Trumble Johnson of Lewisville.
Services will be at First Baptist Church Mexia on Saturday, October 1st 1:00 PM, with visitation at 12:30 PM. Graveside will be immediately after the church service.
Remembrances of JoNell in memorial contributions can be donated to scholarships for Mexia students to the Mexia Woman’s Friday Club, P.O. Box 534, Mexia, Texas 76667, or to First Baptist Mexia, 500 East Carthage Street, Mexia, TX 76667.