Anna Marie Schulte Hollis

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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Jan. 22, 1935 – Nov. 25, 2014

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NATCHEZ — Services for Anna Marie Schulte Hollis, 79, of Natchez, who died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Good Life Senior Living Memory Care in Fort Worth, Texas, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Walton Jones officiating.

Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.

Mrs. Hollis was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Joseph and Anna Frances Ruther Schulte.

While growing up in Node, Wyo., she attended schools in Node, O’Neill, Neb., and in Lush, Wyo. In the 11th grade , she joined the Civil Air Patrol and at the age of 16 she took flight training and received her private pilot license.

When her family moved to Denver, she graduated from high school in 1952. She went to work for Rainbow Bread. After a year at Rainbow, she was employed by Shell Oil Company to work as a secretary in their legal department. In the summer of 1955, she was employed by Braniff Airlines as a stewardess. Braniff referred to them hostesses. Braniff’s headquarters were in Dallas and this is where she met Claiborne Hollis who she soon married — for them it was love at first sight and they were devoted to each other until her death.

Mrs. Hollis was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and will be very much missed.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Claiborne Polk Hollis; two daughters, Anna Corinne Beucler and husband, Richard, of Lewis Center, Ohio and Lisa Marie Kelly and husband, Tom, of Weatherford, Texas; one son, Claiborne P. Hollis II and wife, Lilia, of Dallas; two granddaughters, Ashley Rose Scribner and husband, Spencer, of Columbus, Ohio and Michaela Corinne Kelly of Weatherford; two grandsons, Matthew Ayme of Columbus and Wyatt Claiborne Kelly of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Pallbearers will be Richard Branyan, Clint Pomeroy, John Cox III, Clay Hollis, John Cox IV and Jeffrey Cox.

Memorials may be sent to the Natchez Children’s Home, P.O. Box 2028, Natchez, MS 39121 or Trinity Episcopal Church, 305 S. Commerce St., Natchez, MS 39120.

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