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Doris Marie Hill Rhoades

March 16, 1923 - July 19, 2019

Doris Marie Hill Rhoades, age 86, of Izoro, died July 19, 2019.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday), July 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. at First Street Church of Christ in Lampasas.

Pall Bearers are: grandsons, Clay Marwitz, Kevin Self, Kyle Rhoades; grandsons-in-law, Mark Akin, Billy Ledbetter, Van Berry, Brian Collins; and greatgrandson, James Marwitz.

Doris Marie Hill Rhoades was born March 16, 1923, to Barney Henderson Hill and Mary Elizabeth Hunter Hill in Coryell County.

She attended school in the Harman community and Copperas Cove High School. She was a lifelong member of Midway Church of Christ where she contributed to the conversion of the building from a tabernacle to the present rock structure. She was known for making homemade communion bread.

She married Don Auldon Rhoades on Oct. 17, 1942. They enjoyed almost 67 years of marriage.

As a teenager, Doris played mandolin and sang with the Hill Family Band which entertained locally and on the radio in Waco. After marriage, she was a farmer and rancher in the Izoro community. She ran the farm and ranch while Don was overseas and when he was traveling with O’Neal Floor Co. She also served as an election clerk in Adamsville for many years. She volunteered for all Izoro and Harman community events, and spent many volunteer hours at Lampasas Nursing Home. She was a Director for Coryell County Farm Bureau for twenty years and served as a volunteer for Lampasas Community Red Cross blood drives.

Doris is survived by daughters, Donnis Self and husband, Evon, of Lampasas, Laresa Yick and husband, Bill, of Izoro, Brenda Marwitz, of Waco; and son, Royce Rhoades and wife, Mary, of Izoro. Also, grandchildren and spouses, Leah and Mark Akin, of Montevallo, MO, Dayna and Van Berry, of Lampasas, Kevin Self, of Lampasas, Natalie and Billy Ledbetter, of Cedar Park, Gina and Brian Collins, of Fort Worth, Clay and Michelle Marwitz, of Evant, and Kyle Rhoades, of Izoro.

Great-grandchildren include Lauren and Ethan Ulmanis, Arin Akin, Marley and Luke Moncus, Brady and Kirby Berry, Jordan, Dyran, and Devin Self, Kaitlyn, Anika, and Brayden Ledbetter, Dreyton, Carson, and Britton Collins, Justin, Gavin, Avie Schoonover, James Marwitz, Madison and Christoff Brand, Jeremiah Marwitz and Kyla Rhoades.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; her grandson, Cody; her son-inlaw, Harlon Fowler; and her siblings.

The family requests memorials be made to:

Foster’s Home for Children, P. O. Box 978, Stephenville, TX 7640; Cherokee Home for Children, P. O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX 76832; Gospel Broadcasting Network, P. O. Box 23604, Chattanooga, TN 37422.

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