he Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held a memorial service in honor of Lillie Himmel during its January meeting.

The most recent monthly gathering was held Monday, Jan. 14 at the Ellis County Woman’s Building in Waxahachie.

Regent Vicki Williams first called the meeting to order and welcomed both guests and members, with approximately four guests and 26 members in attendance. She graciously thanked hostesses Anita Prewitt, Sylvia Smith, Susie Toal, Nancy Cannady, and Casey Schoolfield.

The memorial service honoring Himmel, a longtime member of the chapter, was conducted by Williams and chaplain Beverly Robinson, who also read a tribute to Himmel as written by her sister, Patricia Terry. Himmel’s husband, Robert, was the honored guest at the meeting.

Anita Prewitt, who coordinates the annual food drive, then updated the membership on its food drive held in November. As additional funds rolled in, Prewitt was able to purchase more items. She talked about the gratitude of those food banks who received items from the chapter before the seasonal holiday rush.

Sylvia Smith also presented the “Indian Minute,” which discussed the American Indians that made their homes in what is now Texas before the time that European explorers came to North America.

Jane Ann Shipp provided the “Woman in American History Moment.” Her subject for January was Grandma Moses.

The next meeting of the Rebecca Boyce Chapter will be the annual Good Citizen Patriot’s Tea honoring outstanding high school seniors from Ellis County schools. The tea will be held at the Central Presbyterian Church, located at 402 North College Street in Waxahachie.

The program will begin at 2 p.m. with the tea immediately following.