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Vearl Holloway

November 13, 1910

Vearl Otis Holloway, son of William M. and Doris (Welch) Holloway, was born near Elm Springs, Arkansas on November 13, 1910. He with his parents came to Haddam, Kansas in a covered wagon shortly after his birth. He passed from this life Wednesday, August 24, 2011 about 4:00pm in Belleville, Kansas at the age of 100 years, 9 Months, 11 Days. Vearl and Tillie P. Vocasek were united in marriage on August 14, 1929. To this marriage three sons were born; Benny Lee in 1930, William Howard in 1938, and Richard Allen in 1934, but did not survive. Vearl was always active in community affairs. He served on the Round Grove School Board for many years, the Narka High School Board, and served as Elder for the Narka Presbyterian Church many times. Vearl joined the Narka Masonic Lodge in May of 1944. He served as Worshipful Master in 1948 and 1949 and served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1959. He also was a 50 year member of the O.E.S. In 1966 Vearl and Tillie moved into Narka and Bill and Lorene moved to the home place. Dad, Vearl still helped Bill with the farm work for several years. In 1965 Vearl discovered golf and he became an avid golfer for many years. Vearl also thought a lot of the NCK Healthcare Foundation and served on their Board until he thought he was getting too old. One of the highlights of his life was taking one of his grandchildren each year to the waters of Alaska to be with his brother Troy to fish from his fishing boat. Vearl will always be remembered by his sons Benny and wife Marcie and William and wife Lorene all of Narka; grandchildren Dr. Richard D. Holloway DVM and wife Kimberly of Belleville, Randall Lee Holloway of Narka, Diane F. Gloeb and husband Geoffrey of Freemont, NE, and David H. Holloway and wife Lisa of Cuba; great grandchildren Jade E. and Randi M. and step-great grandchildren Amanda and Wesley, children of Richard and Kimberly, Elliot & Addison children of Diane and Geoffrey; Amanda and her husband presented Vearl with a great great grandson Trayson Bradley Choat on December 19, 2010. He is also survived by his sisters Dorothy Skupa, Haddam, Kansas and Neva Stueve, Corvallis, Oregon; many other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Tillie in 1997; infant son Richard; brother Troy; and sisters Marie and Cecil. Funeral services were held Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Presbyterian Church in Narka, Kansas with Pastor Phil Goombi officiating. Masonic rites were conducted by Belleville Lodge No. 129 A.F.& A.M. and burial was in National Cemetery, rural Narka. Memorials may be made to the NCK Healthcare Foundation or the Church. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas was in charge of these arrangements.
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