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Mary Ellen Holstlaw

Mary Ellen

November 19, 1927
August 16, 2017

Visitation 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - Bethel Baptist Church, Odin
Funeral 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - Bethel Baptist Church, Odin

Mary Ellen Holstlaw, 89, of Sandoval, IL passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Fireside House of Centralia. Mary was born November 19, 1927, the daughter of David and Bertha (Fradenberg) Wooden. She married Elvin J. Holstlaw on July 2, 1947 in Sandoval, IL.

Ms. Holstlaw is survived by her loving children, Elvin L. Holstlaw and wife Barbara of Sandoval, IL, Dorothy Charlton and husband Tommy of Sandoval, IL, Donald E. Holstlaw of Sandoval, IL and Sarah Bumgarner and husband Paul of Salem, IL; 9 precious grandchildren; 13 adoring great-grandchildren; 4 precious great-great grandchildren.

Ms. Holstlaw is preceded in death by both her parents; David and Bertha Wooden; her husband Elvin Holstlaw; sisters Betty Richenson, Sarah Fradenberg, and Rose Lampton; brothers James Wooden and Wilbert Wooden; child Ronald Holstlaw.

Ms. Holstlaw was a faithful member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Odin. She enjoyed sharing her gift of sewing. Ms. Holstlaw received much joy in planting and caring for her flowers.

Celebration of life services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Bethel Baptist Church of Odin with Rev. Kevin Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Deadmond Cemetery. Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to visiting hours at the church from 10:00 a.m. till time of service Tuesday at the church. The family asks that you consider in Mary’s memory memorial contributions to Bethel Baptist Church and Deadmond Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval. On-line condolences and memories of Mary may be shared with the family at