Letha Lillian Holt

Letha Lillian Holt, age 89, of Neosho, Mo., passed away at Neosho Freeman Hospital on Dec. 3, 2008, after a short illness.

Letha was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Ennis, Texas. She was the daughter of Joseph and Helena Densmore.

During World War II, Letha was a nurse at Pryor and Vinita, Ok.

She married Rufus H. Holt on Oct. 24, 1942, in El Paso, Texas, shortly before Rufus was deployed overseas.

Letha and Rufus lived in Miami, Ok., where she was a homemaker. Both she and her husband were very active at the First Christian Church of Miami.

Upon Rufus’ death in March 2000, Letha moved to Neosho to be closer to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and three sisters.

Letha is survived by her son, John and his wife Colleen Holt of Neosho. She is survived by three grandchildren, Charlie Holt of Fayetteville, Ark., John II and wife Tammy Holt of Neosho and Julie Holt of Edmond, Okla.; one great-grandson, Nicholas Holt of Neosho, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home chapel in Miami, Ok., with the Rev. Leon Weece officiating. Interment followed in the Fairland Cemetery under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Ok.

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