Claire Conley Hill, 85, of London, England, passed away at home on Nov. 21, 2018.
She was the daughter of Mel and Margaret Conley of Nebraska City. She was preceded in death by her brothers Jim, Rich, Gene and Curt. She leaves 3 children, Andrew, Ann and Catherine.
Claire was born and raised in Nebraska City, attended Nebraska City High School, graduating with the class of 1951.
She studied at Hastings College on an Organ scholarship. After the birth of her three children, Claire attended University of Nebraska to study educational psychology, receiving an MA.
 For two years in the mid-60s, the family moved to London.
During this time many trips around Britain and throughout Europe were made.
After a three year return to the U.S., the family returned to London in 1970, where, as it turns out, Claire saw out her days.
Her early working life was as an elementary school teacher, then later moving into teachers’ education, where she specialized in teaching math.
Throughout her life, Claire, would get involved in various local environmental campaigns.
Music ran through her life, playing the organ in a number of London churches, latterly in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace. She was also an accomplished Harpsichord player and gave a number of recitals.
Claire was a regular congregant at the Chapel Royal and was also a volunteer with the cleaning crew there.
 She enjoyed Scottish dancing, sewing, needlework and making small Christmas tree ornaments each year for friends and family. In her later year she returned to the studying of Latin, picking up from her High School classes
Claire was delighted to be able to visit Nebraska City for a last time in 2013. She was fiercely proud of Nebraska City and it provided her with a sturdy pioneer spirit. Claire maintained enduring friendships with some of her elementary school pals
A special Memorial Evensong will be held to celebrate her amazing life, at the Chapel Royal, London England in the next few weeks.