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Stella M. "Marge" Holderman

Stella M. Stella M. “Marge” Holderman, age 79, of Manhattan, Kansas, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

She was born on December 6, 1937, in Cookville, Tennessee, the daughter of John T. and Sarah (Jackson) Lee. Marge was raised in Dayton, Ohio where she attended local schools.

On August 17, 1961, in Dayton, Ohio, she was united in marriage to Wilfred W. “Bill” Holderman. They moved to Manhattan in 1971 where her husband worked for McCall Pattern Company and Marge was a homemaker. He preceded her in death on August 4, 1992. Also preceding her in death are her parents, one sister: Nora Taylor and her half-brother: Cecil Glascoe.

Following the death of her husband, Marge opened up a daycare in her home which she operated until 2004. She then became quite active as a fulltime volunteer at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center in Manhattan where she was also active in the Crafty Seniors group. Marge also enjoyed sewing and crocheting and made countless items for family and friends. Paramount to everything was her love for her family and friends.

She is survived by her three daughters: Vivian Elder (Randy Rogers), Salina, KS; Donna Conaway (Brian), Topeka, KS; and Kathy Kennard (Blake) of Wichita, KS and four step children. Also surviving are her two sisters: Annella Anthony and Louise Snyder, three half-brothers: Kenny, Benny and Richard Glascoe, and two half-sisters: Carol Russell and Laura Stephens. Thirteen grandchildren: Jennifer Rose, Travis Rose, Jackalyn Neely, Sierra Neely, Taylor Nelson, Brittany Holt, Rebel Holt, Natasha Towery, Lindsey Stansbury, Madison Conaway, Eric Hanna, Emily Benninga and Lauren Kennard; eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation will be held from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2017, at the Valley View Memorial Park Cemetery, 9050 E. U.S. Hwy 24 in Manhattan with Reverend Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Family and friends are invited to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Monday to form a procession to the cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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