Aldyth Winnie (Stewart) Holloway was born May 17, 1921 along with her twin brother Archie Walter Stewart to Walter and Blanche (Jacoby) Stewart, at their home south of Gage. Aldyth passed away at the Shattuck Nursing Home on December 28, 2008, at the age of 87 years, 7 months, and 11 days.
Aldyth and Archie were the youngest of 10 children. They grew up on a farm south of Gage, attending school at Little Wolf Country School. On May 17, 1939 on their birthdays, they graduated from Gage High School. Archie was killed in World War II in Aachen, Germany in 1944.
At the age of 16, she started attending and was baptized at the Baptist Church in Arnett, where her sister Eileen's husband was the pastor. In the early 1940's, she was employed at the USDA AAA office, located in the basement of the Ellis County Courthouse at Arnett.
Aldyth Winnie was united in marriage to Rex Boydan Holloway on April 15, 1948, in Arnett, Oklahoma. Their wedding took place two hours late due to the groom's car not starting. They made their home at Grand and Arnett until she moved to the Shattuck Nursing Home on January 16, 1996. To this union three children were born, Connie Lue, Rex Boyd, and Louis Paul.
Aldyth enjoyed being a homemaker and mother, including cooking and sewing for her family, with her most famous chocolate sheet cake waiting for everyone. As she worked she sang church hymns; her favorite hymn was "How Great Thou Art". Her husband Rex was the light of her life and she loved going with him, especially to the "office" for coffee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 7 sisters, Margie Stewart, Verda Stewart, Lola Kretz, Gladys Sipe, Reba Stewart, Eileen Doyel, Arleen Stewart; 1 brother, Archie Stewart, and brothers and sisters-in-law, Matthew Doyel, Grant Sipe, Darwin and Virginia Holloway, Marvin and Betty Holloway, Josia Lee Mitchell, and Cordie Holloway.
Aldyth is survived by her husband Rex Holloway, their children Connie Shoaf and husband Will, Rexie Holloway and wife Kathy, Louie Holloway and wife Myrna, all of Arnett; 1 sister Lucille Stewart of Shattuck; brothers and sister-in-law Roy Kretz of Shattuck, Vaden Holloway of Perryton, TX, Charles Mitchell of Wickenburg, AZ, Ray Bob and Paula Floyd of Gilbert, AZ; 10 Grandchildren, Amy Miller and husband John, Bryan Shoaf and wife Shannon, Jena and Ryan Holloway, Krista, Kiley, and Kevin Holloway, all of Arnett; Shannon Gilchrist and wife Diana of Wichita, KS; Tonya Snider and husband Todd of Woodward, OK; Tara Gallegos and husband Donald of Brighton, CO; 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter, many nieces, nephews, other family, and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m, Friday, January 2, 2009 in the First Baptist Church of Arnett with burial following in the DeBolt Cemetery. Services arranged by Shaw Funeral Home, Arnett, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made at shawfuneralhome.net
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