Doris Demetra (Rice) Hoehn

October 18, 2018

Doris Demetra (Rice) Hoehn, 90, of Frankfort, died October 18, 2018 at Wesley Manor.  She was born May 5, 1928 in Dyer County, Tennessee to Edward & Irene (Leggett) Rice.  On March 5, 1949, Doris was united in wedlock to Howard Clark “Buzz” Hoehn in Alton, Illinois and he survives.

Mrs. Hoehn was a 1946 graduate of Alton High School in Alton, Illinois.  Soon after their move to Frankfort, Doris was a mayoral secretary for 8 years, which she considered her dream job.  She was a licensed insurance agent and together with Buzz, they owned and operated Hoehn Insurance until retiring in 1983.   They wintered in McAllen, Texas.   Doris enjoyed selling antiques and collectibles.  She was an avid reader, longtime Frankfort Zonta Club member, where she served two consecutive terms as President, and a member of the St. Matthews United Methodist Church.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Wesley Manor Chapel. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. at the chapel. Family burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.

Survived by:

She is survived by Buzz’s niece, Dr. Mary G. Moss of Rolla, Missouri, cousin Dale Rice of Bethalto, Illinois, cousin Charles Rice of Centralia, Missouri along with several other cousins.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marjorie Ann Carr.


Leave your Condolences

3 Condolences for “Doris Demetra (Rice) Hoehn”

  1. Phil and Gloria Crum October 19, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Sincere sympathies to Buzz and the family. We always consider Doris and Buzz as family. She will be fondly remembered.

  2. Bill Tankersley October 19, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    I will always remember Doris helping Buzz at Camp Cullum when he was associated with the Boy Scouts all those decades ago. I am sorry to hear of her passing.

  3. Seymour October 20, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    We are on our way to TX. See you in May. We loved her too.
    Bob and Joyce.

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