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Edna Elva Kaighin Holder
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1922
Texas County
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 2014
Texas County
Missouri, USA

Edna Elva Holder, age 92, daughter of John Beddow and Annie Mary (Castleman) Kaighin was born

April 19, 1922 in Yukon, MO. She passed away September 9, 2014 in Houston, MO.

Edna grew up in the Yukon area attended Houston Schools and graduated from Houston High School.

She married Chloe Holder November 8, 1941. To this union three children were born, Sharon, Roger and Sandra. Chloe preceded her in death in 1977.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her siblings, Ruth Smith, Luther Kaighin, Frank Kaighin, Helen Kaighin, Mary Craig, Dorothy Kaighin and Don Kaighin, and a son-in-law, Mike Manier.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Meusch and husband Larry of Rolla, MO, Roger Holder and wife Peggy of Houston, MO, and Sandra Manier of Houston, MO; 7 grandchildren, John, Eric, Mary, Nathan, Chuck, Kirk and Scott; 6 great grandsons, Stewart, David, Owen, Gus, Jack and Waylon; 8 great granddaughters, Rosalia, Lydia, Kaighin, Chloe, Lily, Rhease, Millie and Nola; three sisters-in-law Donna Armfield and husband Lloyd of Florida and Wilma Dean Holder of Houston, MO and Dorothy Holder of Eldon, MO; brother-in-law Kenneth Holder and wife Billie of Houston, MO; and a host of other family members and friends made through the years.

Edna’s first working venture was at Herron’s Drug Store. She was there until 1941, which was the year she married Chloe. They moved to Kansas and were there until Chloe was called into the Army in 1943. Edna went to live with his parents in Missouri. When Chloe was discharged they bought a farm in Yukon. She said they enjoyed every minute of working on it until the drought of 1953-54. To survive they moved to St. Louis, where Chloe worked in construction. In 1957 they moved to Houston and Chloe started Holder Construction and she became the bookkeeper. After Chloe’s death she worked for Hortter’s Accounting and finally as a receptionist for Dr. Michael Duff.

Edna enjoyed several hobbies, quilting, crocheting, and reading. She and Chloe had traveled to many of the Western States and Mexico. However one of her most treasured adventures was going to the Isle of Man in 1984. This was the home of her grandfather Kaighin. She and several other family members went and enjoyed the sights of not only the Isle of Man, but also Germany and England. She said, “was a wonderful trip but there is no place like home.”

She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church available to do any job. She loved the fellowship and fun that she had with those she worshiped with.

In an autobiography she wrote for the 70th High School Reunion she said, “My family is a very special part of my life.” This was an understatement. She loved each and every one of them and supported them with her prayers daily. She loved welcoming them into her home to visit, eat and laugh. When going to her home you always felt welcome and loved.

Her voice, touch, advice, laughter and love will be missed by all who knew her.

Family links: 
  John B. Kaighin (1884 - 1934)
  Annie May Castleman Kaighin (1889 - 1937)
  Charles Chloe Holder (1922 - 1977)
  Ruth E. Kaighin Smith (1907 - 2003)*
  Helen E. Kaighin (1916 - 2010)*
  Mary Madeline Kaighin Craig (1918 - 2010)*
  Edna Elva Kaighin Holder (1922 - 2014)
  Dorothy Jean Kaighin Kaighin (1925 - 2004)*
  Donald Charles Kaighin (1930 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Big Creek Cemetery
Texas County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Linda
Record added: May 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90712639
Edna Elva <i>Kaighin</i> Holder
Added by: Linda
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