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Maybel H. Troop, 91, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 at Valley Baptist Medical Center.

Maybell was born in Bellville, Texas on July 27, 1912 to Mr. and Mrs. William Hildebrandt. She graduated from Bellville High School. After moving to Houston, she married M.T. Mike Hodes in 1934, then moved to Corpus Christi in 1944 and later to Harlingen in 1948. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church and Harlingen Country Club. After the death of Mr. Hodes in 1975, she married Oren B. Troop in 1978.

Maybell is survived by numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends; a very special friend Toby Hyde and her living devoted companion Mary Mata. Maybell was preceded in death by her husbands, Marshall L. Hodes and Oren b. Troop; parents William and Agusta Krumrey Hildebrandt; sisters Clara Woehst, Ardala Pless, Lydia Orgeron, Sophia Janosky and Anita Mewis; brother William Hildebrandt and step-brother Emil Koehn.

Graveside services were held Jan. 30, 2004 at 3 p.m. at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville, Texas with Reverend Milroy Gregor officinating.

Memorials  may be made to the chairty of one's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.  

Posted by Joy Neely


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