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Gladys Mae Holt

February 24, 1926 - June 28, 2023

Burial Date July 15, 2023

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Gladys Mae Holt of Lima passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Gladys was born on February 24, 1926 in Spencerville to the late Frankie (Morey) Eley and Strange Eley. On June 27, 1952, she married Carl Leon Holt at the First Baptist Church in Lima, who preceded her in death on June 4, 2008.

Gladys was the proud mother of two children, LuAnn (Neal) Lause of Lima and Larry (Sue) Holt of Lima; two grandchildren, Justin (Amanda) Holt and Audrey (Jeremy) Clark; seven great-grandchildren, Jager Smith, James and Hunter Holt, Rachel, Faith, Josiah and Isaiah Clark, all of Lima.

After graduating from Spencerville High School in 1943, she would begin her professional career at the Lima Municipal Court as a bookkeeper. Later, she would accept a position at Steel’s Automotive Parts, and eventually to Allen County Tractor. Always very active, she and Carl would travel, took numerous cruises and would later work tirelessly in LuAnn and Neal’s businesses, Cira / Holt Concessions and Suever Concrete.

Gladys was an avid Hix and Chix Square Dance Club member and a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church.

She loved her iPhone, iPad and computer and would certainly challenge any millennial on her “apps” collections.

Supporting the involvement of her entire family in all their personal endeavors was certainly a great joy in her life.

Gladys is preceded in death by her sisters, Gwendolyn (Ross) Dershem, Maxine (Arnold) Lotz and Thelma Eley; a brother, Walter Eley; brothers-in-law, Virgil (Bertha) Holt, Donald (Willa) Holt and Wayne (Dorothy) Holt; two sisters-in-law, Mary (Gerald) Kidd and Erma (Dale) Meyer and a special nephew, Donald Dersham.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL with Pastor Todd Cosart to officiate the service. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday, July 14, 2023 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cat Haven and Putnam County Hospice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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