Bobbie Hill


Arvilla R. “Bobbie” (Robinson) Hill, 94, of Conway Springs, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, at Spring View Manor, Conway Springs.
She was born April 17, 1927, at Helena, Okla., the daughter of Marcus Alexander Robinson and Nan Armentia (Rylant) Robinson. She departed this life Aug. 5, 2021, in Conway Springs at the age of 94 years, 3 months and 18 days.
Bobbie moved with her family to a filling station home near Ashton, Kan., at the age of 9 years. She attended the Walton Center country school before graduating from Arkansas City High School in 1945. She began working in Wichita after graduation.
She was united in marriage to Marc Zavala in May 1946 and the couple made their home at 15th and Fairview in Wichita.
She later married Aubrey June Hill on Dec. 31, 1964, in Wichita.
Bobbie began working for the police department on the streets of Wichita in 1957 as a meter maid. Nine years later she was transferred into the police department office and was in charge of payroll. She retired in 1984. They moved to Conway Springs in April 1992.
In their retirement years, Aubrey and Bobbie traveled by way of motorcycle on many lovely trips. They rode their cycle in all the mainland 48 states, in Old Mexico and in all but one of the Canadian provinces across the top of the U.S. They were honored in 1999 for riding for 50 years and more than one million miles on Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Aubrey died Feb. 29, 2000.
Bobbie was first a member of Fairview Christian Church and later a member of the Riverlawn Christian Church, Wichita. She served as a Cub Scout den mother for Pack 410 in Wichita for many years and was a member of the Richard Gilbert Post # 256, American Legion, Wichita. Bobbie was a life member of the Jeeps Motorcycle Club, a charter life member of the American Motorcycle Association and a charter life member of the Harley Owners Group. She was a member of the Retreads and the Roadrunner Motorcycle Club better known as the “Gray-Haired Motorcycle Gang.” The couple appeared in Rider Magazine after being named National Road Rider of the year in the May 2000 issue.
Bobbie also was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Dorothy Farris.
She is survived by sons, Aubrey Hill and wife Janet of Conway Springs, David Zavala of Haysville, and Daniel Zavala and wife Laura of Wichita,; daughter Cynthia Meservy of Conway Springs; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Graveside service was conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Conway Springs Cemetery with the Rev. Kevin Zavala of the Assembly of God Church, Necedah, Wis., officiating. Interment followed in Conway Springs Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. Online condolences and guest book are available at
A memorial has been established with the Conway Springs Fire Department.