Doris Marie Hill Rhoades died July 19, 2019.
Visitation will be today from 5-7 p.m. at Sneed Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be July 24 at 10 a.m. at First Street Church of Christ in Lampasas.
Doris 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 before his death.
As a teenager, Doris played mandolin and sang with the Hill Family Band, which entertained locally and on the radio in Waco. After marrying, 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 Izoro and Harman community events, and spent many volunteer hours at Lampasas Nursing Home. She was a director for Coryell County Farm Bureau for 20 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, and Brenda Marwitz of Waco; and son Royce Rhoades and wife Mary of Izoro. Other survivors are grandchildren and spouses Leah and Mark Akin of Montevallo, Missouri, 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, and Avie Schoonover; James Marwitz; Madison and Christoff Brand; Jeremiah Marwitz and Kyla Rhoades.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her grandson Cody, her son-in-law Harlon Fowler and her siblings.
The family requests memorials be made to: Foster’s Home for Children, P. O. Box 978, Stephenville, TX 76401; Cherokee Home for Children, P. O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX 76832; or Gospel Broadcasting Network, P. O. Box 23604, Chattanooga, TN 37422.