The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 25, 2013

Lois May Holland

Published 8-25-13


Enid News and Eagle

HENNESSEY, OK — Funeral for Lois May Holland, 83, Hennessey, will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2013, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Bryan Laramore and Pastor Don Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow in Ames Cemetery. Visitation will be  6-7 p.m. Sunday at Anderson-Burris.

Lois was born July 3, 1930, to John Francis and Bertha (Campbell) Francis in Ringwood, OK, and passed away August 23, 2013, in Enid.

She graduated from Ames High and worked many years in downtown Enid for J.C. Penny’s, Vance Air Force Base, and Tinker Air Force Base.

She married Leland Holland November 5, 1980 in Ada, OK.

She loved horse racing and enjoyed going to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities.

Lois was a member of Ames Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son, John A. Wood and wife Debra, Hennessey, OK; daughter, Jo Cottom, Ames, OK; stepchildren, Robert Holland and wife Debra, Pleasonton, CA, Ann Holland, San Pablo, CA, and Rhealyn Holland, Mountain Lake, Terrace, WA; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Lee, Maycumber, CA; and sister-in-law Delores Francis, Nebraska.

She is preceded in death by her parents, three spouses, (brothers) Joe Francis and Earl Dean Francis, son-in-law Gearld Cottom, great-grandson Joshua Nolan Wood.

Memorial may be made to Ames Baptist Church. Condolences at www.andersonburris .com.   

(Submitted by family)