Evelyn Florene Holman, daughter of Jesse and Estella McIntire Pollock, was born June 1, 1915, near Congo, Missouri. She departed this life Thursday, January 3, 2013, in Mercy Villa, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of ninety-seven years, seven months, and two days.
On January 8, 1938, she was united in marriage to Marcus Eugene Holman, and to this union one son was born. She and Marcus shared fifty-eight years before Marcus’ passing on February 9, 1996.
Her parents also preceded her in death.
Evelyn is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Rose Holman, of Camdenton, Missouri; two granddaughters, Sandra Stilgenbauer, and her husband, Jackson, of Springfield, Missouri, and Shera Collins, and her husband, Nicholas, of Camdenton, Missouri; eight great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
She was raised in the Mountain View and Birch Tree areas of Missouri, and received her education there. After she and Marcus were married, they made their home in Ava, Missouri before moving to Lebanon, around 1960. Evelyn was a devoted homemaker to her husband and family throughout the years. Following Marcus’ passing, Evelyn moved to Springfield and made her home.
Evelyn had attended First United Methodist Church in Lebanon.
In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, making pottery, and creating dolls. She also was a gifted and talented seamstress and used to make lots of clothes for her granddaughters. She had worked in 4-H Clubs and with the Extension Clubs as her husband was the area director for University of Missouri Extension Centers for many years. She loved her family dearly, and especially enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren.
Evelyn was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her long life and know that her family and friends will cherish the wonderful memories she created for them during her lifetime.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2013, in Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, with Ann Payette officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Memorial Park. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until service time Monday in the funeral home.
Memorial donations to Rare Breed Youth Services may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P. O. Box 28, Lebanon, MO 65536.