Mrs. Frances Holloway, 88, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs, Missouri.
She was born on September 14, 1922 in Willow Springs to Harvey and Lula (Dryman) Stringer. She grew up in Willow Springs.
On March 25, 1939 in Houston, Missouri, she married Ray M. Holloway and to this union three children were born. In 1950, the couple moved to California where they lived until 1960. They returned to Willow Springs where Frances worked in the school cafeteria. In 1964 the family relocated to Kansas City. Frances worked for S&H Green Stamps in one of their redemption centers until returning to Willow Springs in 1973. Upon her return, Frances worked for her son Gary in the only greenhouse in Willow Springs. She enjoyed her work there and did all of the floral arranging that was involved with that job. Frances enjoyed creating beautiful ceramic pieces that she sold at numerous craft fairs. In addition to ceramics she enjoyed crochet. However, her greatest joy came from being with her family. It was said that she was “fiercely loyal” to them. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray Holloway; five brothers, Ewing, Sonny, Tom, Russell, and Clifford Stringer; a sister, Geneva Luttrell; and one grandson, Aaron Holloway.
She is survived by her sons, Gary Ray Holloway and wife Kay of Hollister, Missouri, Kenneth Charles Holloway and Kayla Beatty of Hollister, and Danny Eugene Holloway and wife Martha of Willow Springs; her grandchildren, Karen James and husband Randy of West Plains, Missouri, Stephen Holloway and wife Lisa of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Kenna Cameron and husband Kent of Leesburg, Virginia, Shannon Holloway of Springfield; Brad Holloway and wife Vickie of Belton, Missouri, Shawn Holloway and wife Jewel of Willow Springs, and Justin Holloway and wife Jennifer of Ozark, Missouri; 14 great-grandchildren; her brother, Richard Stringer and wife Francie of Cabool, Missouri; two sisters, Othene Brigance of Cabool and Betty Corn and husband Joe of Springfield, Missouri; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Willow Springs City Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made in her name to the Willow Springs Scholarship Club.
Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home.