Avis Marie Schlottman, age 89 of Hearne, passed away Tuesday evening, July 28, 2020, in the Crossroads Nursing and Rehab in Hearne. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Deacon Pete Brien of Hearne Church of Christ officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale. Visitation will also be held Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. Marie was born January 15, 1931, in Cameron to Charlie Bradley and Nancy Lee (Travis) Gohman. She was a graduate of Rockdale High School. On February 10, 1951, she and Eugene W. Schlottman were married in Hearne. They lived in Hearne where she worked as a telephone operator first with Southwestern Bell until her retirement and then with GTE. Marie was a member of the Hearne Church of Christ. She became the designated driver for a group of church ladies taking them to doctor’s appointments, to get groceries or any other trips that came up. Marie loved to sew and travel. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Schlottman; Daughter, Debra Bengel; Son, James Wallace Schlottman; Granddaughter, Lauren Ferguson Ingram; Parents; Brother, Roger Gohman and sisters, Helen Cumbie and Jane Blackshear. Marie is survived by her son, Steve Schlottman, and wife Clare of Hearne; Daughter, Donna Ferguson and husband Norman of Belton; Grandchildren, Bruce Wynn, Shawn Ferguson, and partner Rachel, James Ferguson and wife Caroline and Keith Schlottman and wife Cheyanne and brother-in-law, Joe Blackshear. Her pallbearers are Lance Anderson, Allen Berry, Larry Hellner, Tyler Haney, Kenny Gaston, and Mark Hilton with honorary pallbearer Richard Dawson.




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