Dec 1, 1941 – May 6, 2018
Edmond, OK — Barbara Mae (Withrow) Holt was born on December 1, 1941 in Fairport, Kansas to Lloyd and Daisy (Clark) Withrow. She grew up in the Fairport and Gorham, Kansas areas. On October 18, 1958, she was united in marriage with Ivan LeRoy Holt. They celebrated 59 years of marriage last fall. Barbara and LeRoy made their home in Russell, Kansas and were blessed with the birth of their three children, Ivan LeRoy II, Tonya, and Brett. Barbara loved being a wife, homemaker, and mother to her family. Her hobbies and interests included tennis, gardening, hunting, and shooting sporting clays. During the years, that she and LeRoy participated in sporting clay events, they had the opportunity to travel all over the United States and abroad where they made many life-long friends.
In 2010, Barbara and LeRoy moved to Edmond, Oklahoma to be closer to their children. Having never met a stranger, Barbara and LeRoy made many new friends in the Edmond community and their neighborhood.
For the past few years, Barbara waged a valiant battle against kidney cancer. Friends and family were frequent visitors and aided in her care. Her family was present with her when she passed away peacefully at dawn on May 6, 2018.
Barbara is survived by her husband, LeRoy Holt of the home; her son, LeRoy II and wife, Patti, of Edmond; her daughter, Tonya of Hsinchu County, Taiwan; her son, Brett, of Edmond; former daughter-in-law, Jill Holt, of Edmond, former daughter-in-law, Marixa Holt of Oklahoma City; and grandson Aaron Janiec of Edmond. Other survivors include her sisters Glenda (Butch) Steinert of Wichita, Kansas and Joyce (Bobby) Baker of Arkansas City, Kansas as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd Withrow and Daisy Withrow Woods, brother Lloyd Withrow, Jr., and sisters Thelma Meredith, Helen Savage, and Sharon Zirkle.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., May 11, 2018 at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Oklahoma with burial following at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Edmond. Visitation will be held at the mortuary on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorials in Barbara’s memory may be made to Mercy Hospice, Oklahoma City.