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Doris Hollis

Posted By Scott Hanes On January 2, 2016 @ 10:53 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments

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Doris Mae (Tharp) Hollis 83, passed away at Elmwood Assisted Living of Fremont, OH on December 26, 2015. She was born March 25, 1932 to Fredrick Estle and Leila (Jett) Tharp in Johnson County, Indiana. She grew up on a farm near Trafalgar, Indiana, where her values and work ethic were cultivated in an era of depression and need. She graduated from Nineveh High School in 1950 and soon after attended X-Ray school at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana where she earned her X-Ray Technician’s License. After a first date ice skating that led to many more, she married Cecil Ray Hollis in April of 1952. Devoted to Cecil, the love of her life, they moved to St. Louis where she worked as an X-Ray tech while he attended school. Upon completion they relocated to Fremont, OH where they settled down and for the next 30 years she was a devoted wife, homemaker, and mother of four children. Her role as a homemaker allowed her to be involved with Child Evangelism Fellowship hosting Good News Clubs in her neighborhood known for the best lime Kool-Aid. She reentered the workforce holding positions in line with her passions as a cook at Vanguard Vocational School, sales associate at Jo Ann Fabrics, and then as an X-Ray Tech for the Fremont Memorial Hospital. In an effort to focus on her many hobbies including garment sewing, quilting, gardening, walking, cooking and home canning, she retired from the Fremont Memorial Hospital completing her career in Central Supply. During her life her love of fabric, flair for style and eye for design enabled her to sew a wide selection of her own clothing which encompassed her personality. A devout believer and follower of God, she was a member of Grace Community Church (Fremont Grace Brethren Church) where she played piano, sang in the choir, participated in the Women’s Missionary Circle and served as a Deaconess. She often spent time with God growing roses, vegetables, fruits and taking walks through His creation. With these same vegetables and fruits she would use the skills of her depression era upbringing to home can jams, jellies and other foods for her family pouring her love out on them and taking pride in how beautiful canned goods would look once completed. She was preceded in death by Cecil Hollis, the love of her life and husband of 58 years as well as her parents Estle and Leila Tharp, and brothers, Howard, Dr. Harold, Dr. Donald and Dr. John Tharp.
Surviving are children Linda Clark (Steve), Noble Hollis (Cathy), Norman Hollis (Kathleen), and Janelle Welker (Roy). Grandchildren Ryan Clark, Brandon Clark, Erin Mosier, Meghan Miller, Mark Hollis, Matthew Hollis, Mike Hollis, Kelly Lantz, and Candace Lantz and eleven great grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, January 8, 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Service: Saturday, January 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at Grace Community Church, 900 Smith Rd. with Pastor Tim Wisehart. There will be visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 at the church.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, OH.
Memorials: Child Evangelism Fellowship or Gideons International
Online Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.whhfh.com.

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#1 Condolence By Carolyn Shirey On January 4, 2016 @ 11:27 pm

I worked with Cecil for years, and when we had get together at the outing club,she brought the best lemon meranguine pie I’ve ever tasted! Doris was a gracious, lovely lady.She always looked so pretty.

#2 Condolence By Dorothy and Roger Palm On January 5, 2016 @ 2:17 am

We would like to express our sorrow to the family for your loss of such a sweet and loving woman. Doris was such a dear lady and we always had great love and respect for her and her love for God. Her devotion to missions and CEF were so evident. It was a joy to know her.
Roger and Dorothy Palm

#3 Condolence By Thomas and Debra Tharp On January 5, 2016 @ 4:28 pm

A beautiful lady and a wonderful life, Aunt Doris will be missed by all of us. Our condolences to Linda, Noble, Norman, Janelle and everyone that Aunt Doris touched.

#4 Condolence By David H and Beth Tharp On January 7, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

Aunt Doris was the sweetest woman with such a warm and welcoming smile. She was and is loved by her older brothers before her and all the Tharps. I know her spirit lives on through her children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will miss her along with her husband Uncle Cecil. They were great together and reunions were always better when they arrived. Condolences to all the family and especially to her four children.

#5 Condolence By Steve & Susan Tharp On January 8, 2016 @ 12:29 am

Aunt Doris will be missed by many but her legacy will live on. She was the rose of the family in her generation. As the only girl and youngest child she was especially cherished by her brother, my father John and our family. She will always be remembered for her kindness and inclusiveness. Our condolences to the family, especially cousins, Linda, Noble,
Norman and Janelle.

Steve and Susan Tharp

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