|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1917|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 2003|
Elmina Mae Holleman was born on July 23, 1917 in Pryor, Oklahoma to Jim and Jessie (Strong) Carter. Her former childhood and school days were spent in Beaver. Elmina married Ernest Starr in 1934 and they resided in Beaver until 1943. Ernest joined the Navy CB's and Elmina and their three children, Sanford, Patricia and Dean moved to Wichita, Kansas. Elmina worked as a riveter on the B29's for two years and then they all returned to Beaver. Ernest and Orin Hendricks were killed in an airplane accident on July 31, 1952.
Elmina and S.J. "Junior" Holleman were married on June 14, 1953 in New Mexico. They had one son LeRoy. Elmina enjoyed painting, crocheting, embroidering, and cooking. Another favorite pastime was fishing with Junior. They celebrated fifty years of marriage in June of 2003.
Elmina died on October 6, 2003 in Beaver.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Jessie Carter, three brothers, Marvin, Leo and Jimmy Carter.
Elmina is survived by her husband, Steril Junior Holleman of Beaver; three sons, Sanford Starr of Perryton, Texas, Dean Starr of Beaver, LeRoy Holleman of Noblesville, Indiana; one daughter, Patricia Knowles of Clarendon, Texas; one sister, Deloris Nichols of Beaver; fourteen grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, two great- great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Families suggest memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services for Elmina Holleman were held Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. from the Beaver United Methodist Church with Wyatt Carpenter and Torrey Curtis officiating. Interment was in the Pioneer Cemetery.
James Carter (1884 - 1955)
Jessie Strong Carter (1898 - 1976)
Ernest E. Starr (1914 - 1952)*
Sanford Samuel Starr (1935 - 2016)*
Elmina Mae Carter Starr Holleman (1917 - 2003)
Deloris Aldeen Carter Nichols (1919 - 2015)*
Marvin James Carter (1924 - 1926)*
Leo Clinton Carter (1927 - 1970)*
Beaver Pioneer Cemetery
Created by: Anna
Record added: Jun 10, 2010
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