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 Margaret.

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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