Marylin Fae Wisseman Hitt was born on October 31, 1932, in Dallas, Texas, to Paul Harry Conrad Wisseman and Lillie Mathilda Kothmann Wisseman. On August 16, 1957, she married Dr. Rankin Virgle Hitt, Jr., in Dallas, Texas, and spent much of their married life in Beaumont, Texas, where Dr. Hitt had a private practice. While raising their children, Marylin, a registered nurse, often helped out in her husband’s practice. While her health permitted it, one of her more interesting pastimes was attempting to outshoot the men in her family for the right to the biggest deer each hunting season! After retirement, the couple moved to Richmond, Texas, in 1998 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, reading, and playing Sudoku. Marylin Hitt passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011, in Richmond, Texas at the age of 78 years. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dr. Rankin V. Hitt, Jr.; children, Kathryn Melanee Hart and her husband J. Barry Hart, Jr., Fae Lynn Camarillo, and Rankin V. Hitt, III and his wife Stace’ Dian Hitt; grandchildren, Lauren Melanee Steinhaus, Sean Barry Hart, Madelyn Anne Hart, Diana Camarillo, Austin Rankin Hitt, and Jordan Taylor Hitt; and great grandchildren, Seth Tobin Steinhaus and Zoey Liana Steinhaus. She was preceded in death by her parents and a great grandson, Jace Garrett Steinhaus.Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2011, at the Hilda United Methodist Church in Mason County, Texas with Rev. Ray Blundell officiating. Interment was in the Hilda Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob Smith, Tim Schmidt, Eldon Kothmann, Tom Wissemann, Roland (Bill) Wisseman, Johnny Passmore, and Don Daniel. Honorary pallbearer will be Bob Pape’.The family would like to thank Florence Reyes for her tireless help with Mrs. Hitt while she still resided at home; Oak Bend Medical Center’s wonderfully caring ICU staff, as well as Drs. Joglekar and Chao for their gentle attention during Mrs. Hitt’s last hospitalization; Selene Wissemann for her continuous stream of cards and well-wishes that kept Mrs. Hitt’s spirits up during her long illness, and a special thank you to Pastor John Lockhart and the prayer warriors of First Baptist Church, Richmond, Texas. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests that donations be made to the local blood bank. Funeral services held under the direction ofSchmidt Funeral Home, 1508 East Avenue, Katy, Texas 77493.