Mary Ruth

Mary Ruth Holloway (April 4, 1924 - August 13, 2011)

Mary Ruth Holloway (April 4, 1924 – August 13, 2011)

She hated to be called Mary Ruth. She worked hard to shed her Southern accent, and as a result, I don’t have one either. She was proud and vain, even in death; she asked to wear white gloves in her casket, because her hands had become so shrunken and old in her last weeks. She always had beautiful hands. She worked as a beautician and a cosmetologist. Those who didn’t know her well thought she was sweet and wonderful. Her family knew different. But she was our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she gave us life. For that we are grateful:

  1. Sharon
  2. Richard
  3. Pam
  4. Jeanne
  5. Joe
  6. Nicole
  7. Amanda
  8. Adam
  9. Paul
  10. Justin
  11. Jamie
  12. Austin
  13. Alec
  14. Addie

…and all the descendants to come. That’s a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

Rest in peace, Mary Ruth.

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