Barbara Mae Holt

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Barbara Mae Withrow was born on December 1, 1941 in Fairport, Kansas to Lloyd and Daisy (Clark) Withrow. She grew up in the Fairport and Gorham, Kansas areas. On October 18, 1958, she was united in marriage with Ivan LeRoy Holt. They celebrated 59 years of marriage last fall. Barbara and LeRoy made their home in Russell, Kansas and were blessed with the birth of their three children, Ivan LeRoy II, Tonya, and Brett. Barbara loved being a wife, homemaker, and mother to her family. Her hobbies and interests included tennis, gardening, hunting, and shooting sporting clays. During the years, that she and LeRoy participated in sporting clay events, they had the opportunity to travel all over the United States and abroad where they made many life-long friends.

In 2010, Barbara and LeRoy moved to Edmond, Oklahoma to be closer to their children. Having never met a stranger, Barbara and LeRoy made many new friends in the Edmond community and their neighborhood.

For the past few years, Barbara waged a valiant battle against kidney cancer. Friends and family were frequent visitors and aided in her care. Her family was present with her when she passed away peacefully at dawn on May 6, 2018.

Barbara is survived by her husband, LeRoy Holt of the home; her son, LeRoy II and wife, Patti, of Edmond; her daughter, Tonya of Hsinchu County, Taiwan; her son, Brett, of Edmond; former daughter-in-law, Jill Holt, of Edmond, former daughter-in-law, Marixa Holt of Oklahoma City; and grandson Aaron Janiec of Edmond. Other survivors include her sisters Glenda (Butch) Steinert of Wichita, Kansas and Joyce (Bobby) Baker of Arkansas City, Kansas as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd Withrow and Daisy Withrow Woods, brother Lloyd Withrow, Jr., and sisters Thelma Meredith, Helen Savage, and Sharon Zirkle.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., May 11, 2018 at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Oklahoma with burial following at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Edmond. Visitation will be held at the mortuary on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorials in Barbara’s memory may be made to Mercy Hospice, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

17 thoughts on “Barbara Mae Holt”

  1. Gail Hjelmstad

    Dear Leroy and family….Terry and I were very saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing..We always enjoyed our visits when we were in Edmond. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

  2. Sandy Dillingham

    Dear Leroy and family:We are so sorry for your loss. Barbara was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. We always enjoyed shooting sporting clays with the both of you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob & Sandy Dillingham & Jeff Wimberly


    Dear LeRoy Sr and family,
    We were very saddened for the loss of your beautiful wife. Know that we are keeping you and your famiy in our thoughts of prayers during this time of grief.
    Terry & Donna Parks

  4. Angie Schaard

    Thoughts and Prayers to the family …..From the Rhodes family Bob, Carla, Stephanie and Angie

  5. Allen and Mary Bangert

    We are so very sorry for your loss, I enjoyed the time you all lived her and spending time with Barb, may the Lord hold you all and walk with you through this time we shall pray, Allen and Mary

  6. Jake & Jessica Elsass

    I didn’t you know Mrs Holt but I know your son. Cousin LeRoy has been a true blessing in the Pasini family. He is one of the ‘Pasini’ men. You raised an incredible son so I know you were a great woman and will be missed by so many. We are lifting the ENTIRE Holt family up in our prayers at this time and forever more.

    Jake, Jessica, Joey, Gideon and Gunnar Elsass

  7. Lee and Jan McCubbin

    Dear Leroy and family
    We were so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was such a nice lady. Our thoughts and
    prayers are with you.

    Lee and Jan McCubbin

  8. Nadene Albrecht

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Find comfort in knowing she is at home with our Lord and Saviour
    Blessings to all,
    Nadene Albrecht

  9. Teresa Thompson

    To the Holt family, the Murphy family offers our condolences in the loss of Barbara Holt. My father George Murphy knew Leroy SR. well, and I’m sure he would want us to remember your family at this time. May God bless you and keep you all at this time in his hands.

    Teresa Murphy Thompson

  10. Rosemary Morris

    LeRoy…….Barbara was the best wife you could have ever chosen. She was the ultimate devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. You were a lucky man. Many thoughts of good times passed and my heartfelt sympathy to you, LeRoy, Tonya, and Brent.

  11. Matt Boxberger & family

    We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. The Boxbergers

  12. Anonymous

    LeRoy and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.????

    Doc and Carol Dumler

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