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Mary Holden
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha
Hiawatha , KS

Mary K. Holden passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at The Pines in Hiawatha.

She was born October 23, 1924 in Stanberry, Missouri, one of 8 children to Elery Joe and Thelma Leona Broderick Phillips. Mary K attended school and graduated from Hiawatha High School. She also attended Highland College for 2 years.

Mary K. taught school at Linden Hill during the war in 1945-46. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Hiawatha. She did a lot of volunteer work for the church.

She worked 30 years for the Hiawatha Community Hospital as a nurse aide. Her favorite part was working in the OB department with all the little babies.

Mary K. married William E. “Bill” Holden in Sabetha, Kansas, February 4, 1946. They have made Hiawatha their home most of their married life.  Bill passed away April 16, 2015.

Surviving are their two daughters and son: Mary Ellen (Dan) Bryan of Chillicothe, MO, Sandra (Wayne) Feuerbacher of Oskaloosa, KS and William J. (Cathy) of Weir, Kansas; two sisters: Betty Kellenberger of Horton, KS and Ethel Gilbert of Topeka, Kansas; 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, four brothers, two sisters, grandson, Darin Bryan and a great-granddaughter, Kendall Goff.

Friends may call after noon on Friday. Visitation will be at 1:30 with the funeral at 2:30 pm on Saturday January 13, 2018 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Hiawatha Community Hospital Foundation for the OB Department and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.



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