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Vina E. (McComb) Holdren (1923)

EYERLY, HOLDREN, MCCOMB, WYNKOOP

Posted By: Pat Hochstetler
Date: 11/13/2010 at 13:21:25

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, January 11, 1923
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Mrs. Homer C. Holdren of Des Moines, died on Monday, and the remains were brought to Winterset for burial. Funeral services were held at the home of her father, C. L. McComb, conducted by Rev. James P. Burling, pastor of the Greenwood Congregational church, assisted by Rev. LeRoy C. Cooley of Winterset.

Mrs. Holdren had been ill since Christmas from an infection which spread over her entire system, causing-----------------.

Mrs. Holdren came to Winterset in 1905 and was married the next year, after which she lived in Des Moines. She is survived by Mr. Holdren and a son, Vernon; her father, three sisters and one brother.
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The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, January 18, 1923
Page 8, Column 5

Mrs. Homer C. Holdren

Vina McComb was born April 14, 1879 at McLean, McLean county, Ill. With the other members of her family she came to Winterset in 1905. She was married, Oct 11, 1906 to Homer C. Holdren of Des Moines, where they made their home until she was called away, Monday, Jan. 8, 1922, at 43 years of age.

She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, Homer C. Holdren and their son, Vernon; also her father, C. I. McComb of Winterset; 3 sisters; Mrs. Z. A. Wynkoop of Earlham, Mrs. Lauren Eyerly of Winterset and Ida McComb of Winterset; and her brother, Lynn I. McComb of Patterson.

In early childhood she united with the Presbyterian church in Illinois and was a member of the Greenwood Congregational church in Des Moines, at the time of her death. She was a noble Christian woman and dearly beloved. Deep sorrow comes to many because she has been called away. Earth is poorer and heaven is richer because she is gone.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the home of her father in Winterset, conducted by her pastor, Rev. James P. Burling of Des Moines, whose words of comfort included a tribute of praise of the loveliness and words of the character of Mrs. Holdren. Rev. Leroy C. Cooley, pastor of the First Presbyterian church assisted in the service. Interment was in Rock City cemetery.

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