Josephine Elizabeth Marie “Mollie” Schrakamp Hibbard Barton, 89, of Center, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Center.
Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 22, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Tim Perkins officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
Born September 27, 1930 in Long Island, New York to Theodore and Josephine Schrakamp.
Mollie was a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman for many years in Shelby County. In the early ‘70s she owned and operated Hibbard Office Supply and the local Western Union. She obtained her real estate license in the early 70s. She became a real estate broker in the mid 70’s and opened her own Real Estate Office. Mollie forged the way for other women in the Real Estate business as one of the first women in Shelby County to earn a Real Estate License and Brokers License. She also became a Certified Texas Appraiser in the early 90’s. She was designated President of Piney Woods Association of Realtors many times throughout her career. Mollie was a vivacious woman with a passion for life. Mollie loved people and people loved Mollie! She never met a stranger and was loved by the entire community. She loved Christ and she dedicated many hours to helping others.
She is survived by her children, John Russell Hibbard of Nacogdoches, TX, Joe Cecil Hibbard of Nacogdoches, TX and Wendy, Debra Ann Hibbard of the Woodlands, TX, LD Hibbard, Jr. and wife Carmen of Center, TX, Kathy Hibbard of Houston, TX, Wallace Lee Hibbard and wife Pam of Bullard, TX, Victor Allen Hibbard of Bullard, TX, Judy Lyn Monroe and husband Donald of Center, TX, Letitia Poindexter of Center, and Gregory Thomas Hibbard and wife Haven of Conroe, TX.
Grandchildren Denny Hibbard, Linda Witt and husband Bruce, Russell Hibbard and wife Angie, Dianne Brown and fiancé Chad Wells, Kristen Harvey and husband Andrew, Kim Hibbard, Nicole Lyon and husband Andy, Shelly Schillings, Jason O’Donoghue and wife Mallory, Julie Arsenault and husband Jerry, Ricky Morgan, Nick Morgan and wife Brittany, Debra Ann Flanagan and husband DK, Christy Wells and husband Kenny, Duane Morgan and wife Mary, Ruthie Mueller and husband Rudy, Heather Gerhard and husband Ken, Kendall O’Neal Venus and husband Joe, Michael O’Neal and wife Ana, Clint Hibbard and wife Heather, Julie Hibbard, Justin Waldon, Eric Waldon, Kay Evans, Christie Gray and husband Chad, Craig Hibbard and wife Ashlie, Lindsey Hibbard, Hayley Rubio and husband Isaiah, Kayla Smith and husband Luke, Steven Hibbard, Reese Monroe, Christine Taylor and husband Shane, Amber Owens, D’Wayne Bearden and wife Brittany, Joshua Bearden and fiance’ Ashley, Dakota Poindexter and wife Ashley, April Poindexter, Billie Poindexter, Bryleigh Bearden, Chris Hibbard and wife Gagan, Stephan Hibbard, Oliver Hibbard, Knox Hibbard, Hazel Hibbard.
Numerous Great Grandchildren and Great, Great Grandchildren, numerous cousins and other relatives.
Preceded in death by parents Theodore Schrakamp and Josephine Schrakamp Wills, brother Nick Schrakamp, brother Theodore Schrakamp, sister Margarite Franovich, sister Carolyn McKantz, Grandson Matthew Hibbard, Granddaughter Christy Mae Taylor, Grandson Ronnie Morgan, Son-in-Law Billy Poindexter.
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