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Vera M. Holdeman

May 22, 2017

Vera M. Holdeman, 91, of Newton died Monday, May

She was born February 13, 1926 near Halstead, KS.
She attended Halstead Grade School and graduated
from Halstead High School in 1944.

She married Lacy R. Holdeman October 11, 1946 in
North Newton. They lived in Newton for 39 years until
Lacy retired and then they moved to Highland, Arkansas
in 1985 and were there until Lacy’s death February 1,
2006. Vera was a stay at home mom raising her 5
children until they graduated from Newton High School
and then went to work at Axtell Christian Hospital. Vera
loved to read, sew ,knit and crochet. Vera was also a

active member of Newton Christian Church. She loved her

family dearly and would do anything for each and
everyone of us if needed.

She is survived by her children, Esther Sue Holdeman,
Marilyn Rae (John) Davis, Jay Kent Holdeman, Dawn
Faye (Jerry) Clark and Cynthia Lou (Ron) Sartain, all of
Newton. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 25
great grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, 7 great
great grandchildren and 5 step great great


Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday May 26, 2017 at Newton Christian Church with Pastor Doug Ingmire presiding.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday May 25th at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Halstead City Cemetery.


Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Society or Newton Christian Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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2 thoughts on “Vera M. Holdeman

  1. Always Near

    Don’t cry that I am lost.
    Be not sad to feel not my touch.
    If you listen you will
    hear my voice in the wind.
    Feel my hand on your shoulder with the morning sun.
    Feel the cleansing rain as I quench the flowers thirst so they may bloom.
    See me as you glance behind you and hear my foot falls on the gravel path.
    I am always near as your heart beat
    and your smile.

    © Johnny L. Cyrene
    Our deepest sympathy, Johnny and Susie Cyrene

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