Hill DeMent is a retired teacher. He grew up in Bunceton, MO and graduated from high school in 1946. He spent five and one half years in the Air Force as a heavy equipment mechanic. He earned a BS, MS and an Ed S degree at Pittsburg State University. He taught science and arithmetic in the Jr. Hi in Fort Scott, KS and Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and the Principles of Technology at the high school in Oxford, KS.