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Description: Obituary of Holtsclaw, Mildred L.Date: May 14 2008
Newspaper published in: Quincy
Page/Column: A10 / 1
CARTHAGE, Ill." Mildred L. Holtsclaw, 79, a lifelong resident of Carthage, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday (May 13, 2008) in Carthage Memorial Hospital. She was born on Oct. 5, 1928, in rural Carthage, Harmony Township, a daughter of Bertha Helen James and James Armstrong Walker. On July 20, 1951, she married Max C. Holtsclaw in the First United Methodist Church in Carthage. He survives in Carthage. Mildred went to country schools and graduated from Carthage High School and Gem City Business College. For many years, she was the school secretary at Carthage High School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carthage, United Methodist Women, Florence Palmer Circle, the Carthage Golf Club and 63rd Infantry Division Association. She served as a scout leader for Girl Scouts of America, and she was one of the founding members of her bridge club, of which she was a member for over 50 years. She loved anything outdoors, including playing with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She enjoyed golfing, gardening and bird watching, and watched with pride as the grandchildren and great-grandchildren played sports. She is survived by her husband, Max C. Holtsclaw of Carthage; three daughters, Sharon Kay Banner and her husband, Dan, of Sunrise Beach, Mo., Patricia Ann Moskoff and her husband, George, of Sebastopol, Calif., and Connie Jo Smith and her husband, Rick, of Carthage; two sisters, Nellie Reed of Chillicothe and Margaret A. Colby and her husband, Brad, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; one brother, Dr. Kenneth Walker and his wife, Patricia, of Sherman; nine grandchildren, Valeri (Josh) Dittmer, Amber Smith, Thomas J. "T.J." Lehr, Mark Twitchell, Brittany Faul, Ashley (Cole) Krieg, Ryley Smith, and Alexander and Ethan Moskoff; and eight greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Alice June Walker, in 1947; and two brothersin- law, Dale Reed and Verne Holtsclaw. SERVICES: 2 p.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church in Carthage with the Rev. Bill Pyatt conducting. Burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage. VISITATION: After 2 p.m. Thursday in the Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home in Carthage, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. MEMORIALS: First United Methodist Church of Carthage. ONLINE CONDOLENCES: www.lamportefuneralhomes.com. ARRANGEMENTS: Lamporte- St. Clair Funeral Home.