Friday, September 7, 2012

Robert Davis Holdren 1907-1986

Robert Davis Holdren, 79, of Baring, Missouri, passed away Wednesday morning, November 26, at his home in Baring.

The son of William Robert and Martha Ellen Sellers Holdren, he was born October 10, 1907 in Camden County, Missouri.

On April 27, 1932 at Richland, Missouri he married Marie Mitschele and she preceded him in death on December 20, 1984.

He is survived by four sons: William John, and Joseph Alva all of Baring, Missouri and Jack Holdren of Omaha, Nebraska; three daughters: Mrs. Dale (Shirley) Mesecher of Burlington, Iowa, Mrs. John (Lenora) Flynn of Edina, Missouri, Mrs. Clinton (Mary Lou) Jerome of Eureka, Missouri; two sisters: Mrs. Hadley (Ruth) Deberry and Mrs. Clyde (Alice) Eakens both of Richland, Missouri, 24 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Joyce Flynn; two great grandsons, Heath Forquer, James Patrick Kiley and three sisters: Eunice Curtis, Gladys Traw, and Edith Goforth.

Mr. Holdren was reared in Camden County and resided there until 1947 when he and his wife moved to the Memphis area.  They had been residents of Baring since 1953.  Mr. Holdren had been employed in farm related activities until his retirement.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m., November 29, 1986 in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Chapel in Edina, Missouri with the Rev. Archie Cooper of Kirksville, Missouri officiating.

Music was provided by Sandra Browning, singing “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Beyond the Sunset”, Carol Hayes organist.

Casket bearers were: Kelly Holdren, Keven Holdren, Larry Forquer, Jim Kiley, Terry Hunolt, Terry Forquer and Stephen Jerome.

Burial was in the Slocum Cemetery west of Greensburg, Missouri.

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