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Shirley Mae Holt

Visitation:
Friday, June 29, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Friday, June 29, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Kevin Ford.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Roger Rutledge, Jimmy Rutledge, Tom Rutledge, Randy Kribbs, Gary Kribbs and Kirk Kribbs.

Shirley Mae (Gibson) Holt passed away at 8:51 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2007 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. After school, Shirley worked as a waitress at a truck stop in High Hill until 1947. Then after her marriage, she became a full time homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband's concrete and trucking business. She retired in 1982, but continued working part-time as a cook at Countryside Manor in Vandalia and helped her nephew at Holt Funeral Home for several years. Shirley was a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church and also a member of the B.P.W. Club in Vandalia, where she served in all the officer positions. She was also active in J.C.S. for many years and enjoyed crafts and oil painting.

Born: September 28, 1929 in Jonesburg, Missouri the daughter of Benjamin Wright and Eliza Violet (Wright) Gibson.

Married: Archie Edward Holt on June 15, 1950 in Cheyenne, Wyoming; he preceded her in death on November 25, 1995.

Survivors include: one son, Larry E. and wife, Joyce Holt of Vandalia; one daughter, Martha K. Minor of Vandalia; seven grandchildren, Anthony E. Holt of Ft. Hood, Texas; Jason M. Holt of Vandalia; Melissa A. Moser of Mendon; David E. Minor of Vandalia; Kevin E. Sydenstricker of Palmyra; James D. Minor II and Eric D. Minor both of Mexico, Missouri; two stepdaughters, Marsha Minor of Moberly and Mona L. Morris of Hannibal; also survived by 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: one brother, Stanley Gibson and two sisters, Darlene Kribbs and Flora Rutledge.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the American Diabetes Association.


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