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Ellen Holman

February 26, 1933 — August 1, 2021

The Woodlands, Texas

Ellen J. Holman, age 88, of The Woodlands, Texas, and formerly of Marshall, Michigan, died August 1, 2021. She was born February 26, 1933, in South Haven, Michigan, the daughter of George W. and Jennie S. Salyers, both of whom preceded her in death.  Her brothers George and Marshall, and sisters Martha and Barbara, also preceded her in death.  She married W. Earl Holman of Lenoir, North Carolina, on December 14, 1952, and they enjoyed a long and happy marriage together until his death on October 21, 2018. Survivors include four sons: Kris Holman of Wagoner, Oklahoma; William Holman of Spring, Texas; Timothy Holman of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Matthew Holman of Spring, Texas.  Also, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was employed as a young woman by the Kellogg Foundation as a secretary specializing in vari-typing, and later by Oliver Aviation, State Farm Insurance, and for many years by the Kellogg Credit Union.  Following retirement, Ellen and Earl moved to The Woodlands, Texas, and were active members of the First Baptist Church of the Woodlands; they were formerly members of Lakeview Baptist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.  While in Texas, she assisted her husband, who was pastor to senior adults of First Baptist Church of the Woodlands.  She was an avid gardener and enjoyed walking. While growing up in Michigan, Ellen lived on many farms in the South Haven and Battle Creek areas.  She had many fond memories of helping her mom and dad with the chickens, digging potatoes, and making the most delicious, tasty treats.  She was always beautifully dressed and had an eye for detail.  She loved flowers, gardens, schnauzers, making a home, and taking care of her family.  She was very artistic and loved watching clouds to imagine fantastic creatures.  She and Earl made many lifelong friends through their joint ministry. A Graveside service will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the Beckley Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan. Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Beckley Cemetery


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