Clark County Clipper, May 30, 1929
(Elva Ann Holaday-Conley)
Elva Ann Holaday was born March 27, 1888, in Westboro, Ohio, died in Ashland,
Kansas, Friday morning, May 24, 1929.
She came from Ohio to Kansas with her parents in 1890. In 1896, on the account
of the health of her mother, the family moved to Mound City, Mo., where they
resided until the mother died in 1887, after which the father and children
returned to Kansas and made their home with A. Baker and family until the spring
of 1901 when they moved to themselves.
The deceased graduated from the Ashland high school in the spring of 1906. She
was married to Leo Conley August 26, 1908 at Ashland, Kansas. To this union
were born seven children, Yvonne, Lorene, Harold, Lucille, Marianna, Donald and
Mrs. Conley was a birthright quaker and was a devout Christian, kind, faithful
and true. At the age of twelve years she joined the M. E. church at Ashland.
Immediately after her marriage she moved her membership to the Congregational
church which is now located at Greenleaf school house.
The deceased was a loving, dutiful wife, a good mother, a true friend. Her
beautiful character will be an inspiration to many to live a Christian life. A
place is vacant in the home which cannot be filled and she will be missed very
much in the community. She has gone to be with Him who said: "Blessed are the
dead who die in the Lord."
The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, May 25, at the Baptist church in
Buffalo, Okla., Rev. J. W. Chapman preaching the funeral sermon. Interment was
made in the cemetery at Buffalo.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 4, 2005.
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