Roena May Holland
January 4, 1928 - June 17, 2018
ObituaryRoena May Holland was born January 4, 1928 in Hobart, Oklahoma to Everett and Eula (Pritchard) Merrick. She grew up in Hobart and was a 1946 graduate of Hobart High School. She worked at the Kiowa News Stand till it closed. She then worked for Ethel Pate Insurance until April 1957, when she married Charles Holland a widower with 3 children. To this union was born a daughter in 1963. Roena was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was very gifted in the art of cooking, sewing, needlework and crochet. She was also a gifted artist and drew many paper dolls with clothes for her daughters. Roena drove a school bus for many years for the Hobart Public Schools before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hobart.
Roena is proceeded in death by her parents, brothers Reese, Enos and Ray Merrick, her husband Charles and her sons Gary and Eddie Holland.
Roena is survived by:
Charlotte Kirk and husband Spud of Snyder, OK
Mary Tindle and husband Jimmy of Hobart, OK
Howard Holland , SFC Christopher Boman and wife Ashley, Jack Tindle and wife Leslie and Dillon Tindle and wife Hannah.
Christina Holland, Mandy Holland, Angie Schmidt and husband Scott, Carmen McCorkle and husband Tommy, Sara Thompson and husband Chris.
14 Great Grandchildren
3 Great- Great Grandchildren
Graveside Service: 10:00a.m., Friday, June 22, 2018
Hobart Rose Cemetery, Hobart, OK
Under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart, OK
Date: June 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Date: June 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
So sorry to hear this thoughts and prayers .I know Charles was glad to see her . Cherish the memories.
Frank and Cookie Moler
What a sweet and humble lady she will be missed
Mom you will be greatly missed. Love you,
The last of the Everett and Eula Merrick siblings They are having a family reunion in heaven Miss my gramma and I’ll see em all again one day. Love y’all !
Ida Lou (Koebelen) Melot
Oklahoma City,, OK
I was friends of Charles & his first wife when their children were small. Knew Paul Holland and his wife and his parents also, many years ago... Not many of us old timers left, but as I read the Obit, I see that the Holland family will be around for years. Prayers for comfort and peace for all.
Roena was always such fun to be with. When we were young, my brother & I, she would walk with us downtown, as mother would not let us go by ourselves. It was not uncommon for us to have an ice cream cone while on this journey. Such fond memories I have of this special person in my life. Hugs to the family, cherish your memories.
David and Galeen Chain
We're so sorry for your family's loss. Sending our love and prayers.
Earth's loss but Heaven's gain. Love and prayers for all of you.