September 30, 2006
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 10/3/2006 14:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 10/4/2006 11:00:00
Betty Holden, age 72, resident of Willard, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2006 in St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. She was born on September 20, 1934 in Garrett, KY to the late Hollie and Beatrice (Prater) Hughes and had been a resident of Willard most of her life. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, the American Legion Auxillary and the VFW Auxillary. She worked at the Pioneer Rubber Company in Willard for 42 years as a glove processor. She loved her family especially her grandchildren. She loved working in her garden.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon Holden whom she wed on August 12, 1972; her daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Jim Arnold of Willard; her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Vickie Beamer of Willard; one step son, Gary and Carol Holden of Vermilion; two grandchildren, Janet and Trevor Arnold of Willard; three step grandchildren; Greg and Kate Holden, Brian Holden and Carrie and Scott Roberts; two step great grandchildren, Emma Holden and Alexis Roberts; one brother, Weddles Hicks of Kentucky; four sisters, Evelyn Martin of Kentucky, Lily Rathert of Indiana, Sadie Chaffins of Kentucky and Ramona Ousley of Kentucky; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Carol Lafferty.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jerry Rhea officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to the the American Cancer Society or to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhome.com