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Edna L. Holleman, 81, of Grand Island, formerly of Lexington, died
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Wood River Good Samaritan Society with her
family by her side.
A Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ
in Grand Island. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in the Kearney
Cemetery, with her late husband, Sidney Anderson. All Faiths Funeral
Home is serving the family.
Mrs. Holleman was born on September 10, 1929, at Campbell, NE, the
daughter of William and Lulu (McCurry) Epp.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children and their spouses,
Connie (Bob) Sorensen of Grand Island, Barbara Anderson of Denver, CO,
Monte (Bonnie) Anderson of Kearney, Debra (Glen) Adkins of Omaha, Pamela
(John) Ehlinger of Omaha and Sydney Anderson of Seattle, Washington;
and a sister, Dorothy Hilty of Kearney.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Sidney H. Anderson
and Herbert Holleman; great grandson, Neil Curtis Mitchell; sister, Ruby
Reisner; and brothers, Ralph, Richard, John and Harold Epp.
She grew up and attended school in Elm Creek and Odessa. On March
17, 1947, Edna was united in marriage to Sidney H. Anderson. Following
their marriage the couple lived in rural Kearney. After her husband’s
death in 1963, Edna spent several years in California. While living
in California, she was briefly married to Herbert Holleman, until his
death in 1985. She moved to Lexington in 1986.
Edna was baptized into Christ in 1987, and had a strong faith in her
God. She dearly loved ministering to the elderly and those less
fortunate. She loved people, especially babies and small children. She
was also very fond of her dogs. For several years she collected
dolls and owned an extensive doll collection. Edna especially loved
to have fun, and her children feel her sense of humor is her legacy.