Funeral Services: Will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial at the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the Greenfield Manor following services at the cemetery. Pastor David Kincaide will officiate the service.
Visitation: Will be held on Monday, April 30th, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: To the Greater Regional Hospice or the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Margaret Alvena Holaday was born July 30, 1919, in Hamburg, Iowa, the daughter of C.A. and Alvena (Karstens) Welch. She passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Greenfield Manor in Greenfield, Iowa, at the age of 92 under hospice care.
Margaret came to Greenfield as a small child and was often a guest of Mrs. E.E. Warren because of her father's association with Mr. Warren. Margaret attended Greenfield Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1937. She then graduated from American Institute of Business (AIB) in Des Moines, Iowa. On March 9, 1941, she was united in marriage to Laurence A. Holaday at the home of her parents in Greenfield.
Margaret worked for Adair County Abstract for four years and then worked in offices in El Paso at Fort Bliss, Texas and at Fort Ord in Salinas, California. When she returned to Greenfield, she worked for the Extension Services in the Farm Bureau building. Laurence and Margaret operated the Holaday Hatchery in Greenfield for thirty-two years, retiring in 1977.
Margaret enjoyed her clubs. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for over fifty years. She enjoyed bridge clubs and foursomes and belonged to Wednesday afternoon club in her younger years. She enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives and traveling, spending many winters in Texas and Arizona. In December of 2004, Laurence and Margaret relocated their home to an Assisted Living apartment at the Greenfield Manor.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Laurence in 2009.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Alberta Holaday of Jamestown, N.D.; nieces and nephews, Carolyn Benson, Bart Holaday, Gerry Holaday, Steve Holaday, Janet Holaday, Linda Kintigh, and Curt Malone; other relatives and friends.