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Nelda Jean Farmer-Holman

September 4, 2014

Nelda Jean Farmer-Holman, 84, passed from this earth on September 4, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on April 27, 1930 in Cordell, Oklahoma to C.D. & Opal Montgomery.  Nelda spent her childhood on a farm in Winfield, Kansas, this is where her love of nature developed.  She spent hours on her horse Monty exploring & having great adventures.  She met her first love Bill Farmer when she was a teenager in Ark City, Kansas.  They married on May 9, 1946 in Ark City and went on to have six children together.  The family lived on a farm outside of Bentley, Kansas where the children were able to also enjoy living on a farm, living by the motto “work hard, play hard”.  Bill went to his heavenly home on December 24, 1974.  The following year Nelda went to work as a dental receptionist in Halstead at Hertzler Clinic.  Later she became a dental assistant to Dr. Don Holman.  Nelda and Don both had recently lost their spouses, and able to relate to one another formed a beautiful friendship, eventually fell in love.  They married January 3, 1976.  Don’s three children and Nelda’s six were able to form a bond as one family. They enjoyed 29 years of marriage.  They traveled the world thoroughly enjoying all of the places that God created, spending time in England, Alaska, and the Bible Lands.  They also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, visiting their children and grandchildren, attending gospel meetings & seeing the Blue Bells in Texas.  Nelda had many hobbies that she enjoyed including crocheting, gardening, flower gardening, she also loved reading, writing poetry and journaling.  Her children and grandchildren still enjoy the warmth of the afghan’s that she crocheted for them.  Nelda was an animal lover, she had a special place in her heart for dogs specifically.  Although there were too many to name throughout the years, the last dog she had was “Dancie” and they spent the better part of 10 years together.  After Don passed in 2006 “Dancie” was a wonderful companion.   Nelda was baptized when she was 10 years old, becoming a member of the church.  She was a faithful member of Old Main Church of Christ in Newton, Kansas.  She is preceeded in death by her parents, sister Mozell Riggs, first husband; Bill Farmer, second husband; Don Holman, son in law; Chris Knauss, great granddaughter; Terra Lynn Becker.  She is survived by six daughters, three sons, 17 grandchildren & 36 great grandchildren.  Visitation will be held at Petersen Funeral Home Sunday September 7th, 2014 from 1:00 -5:00 p.m.  Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday September 8, 2014 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Bentley, Kansas, followed by a celebration of Nelda’s life at Columbus Ave. Church of Christ in Newton at 11:30 a.m.  Memorials may be made to “In search of The Lord’s Way” PO Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083.

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