WILLSHIRE, Ohio — Glenda Lee Holloway, 79 years old of Willshire,
joined her Lord and Savior along with the love of her life on
Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2017.
She was born on Tuesday, Nov. 2,
1937, in Adams County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Benoit P.
Johnson and the late Della M. (Longenberger) Johnson. She married Donald
Holloway on July 20, 1957, in Pleasant Mills, Indiana, and he preceded
her in death on Jan. 26, 2009.
Glenda graduated from Pleasant
Mills High School in 1955. She received her RN from Parkview School of
Nursing in 1958 and her BSN from St. Francis University. She retired
from Fort Wayne Cardiology in 2003. Glenda had also worked in Decatur
for Dr. John Carroll and Adams Memorial Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, and
Parkview Hospital. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in
Decatur and Van Wert County Farm Bureau. She was a former member of the
Wren Ballpark Association. Glenda was an avid fan of the Crestview
Knights, Cincinnati Reds, and The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Family
was very important to Glenda, including her children, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins and all extended
family. She enjoyed her farm, animals, nature, and photography.
are her son, Mike (Darlene) Holloway of Willshire; two daughters,
Shelly (Steve) Holden of Convoy, Ohio, and Jeanene (Jeff) Leary of
Willshire; two sisters, LuAnna Hirschy and Pat (Larry) Jackson, both of
Decatur, Indiana; two brothers, John Johnson and Richard (Nyla) Johnson,
both of Decatur, Indiana, and sister-in-law, Rose Habegger, of Berne,
Indiana. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Becky (Mike)
Greenwalt; Alex Holloway; Derek (Erin) Holden; Ashley (Andy) Breese;
Matt Holden; and Nick, Olivia, Hannah, and Emma Leary; four
great-grandsons, Liam and Jackson Greenwalt; Jensen Holden; and Riley
Breese; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Glenda in death
were a brother, Bob Johnson; brother-in-law, Roy Hirschy;
sisters-in-law, Annabelle Johnson and Joan Johnson; a niece, Susan
Johnson, and a great-nephew, Myles Hemrick.
services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Zion United
Church of Christ with the Rev. Randy Rossman officiating. Interment will
follow in the Willshire Cemetery in Willshire. Friends will be received
from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 in the Zwick &
Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the service at the
church on Sunday.
Preferred memorials are to Zion United Church of Christ, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or donor’s choice.