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18 June, 1905 - 4 February, 1993

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

February, 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Belle Holsclaw

    Belle Holsclaw, 87, of Parma, died Monday, February 1, 1993, at the Caldwell hospital of natural causes.  Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 1993, at Kirkpatrick Memorial Community Church, Parma.  Rev. Donald J. Brown of the Friends Church, Star, will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Wilder Cemetery under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell-Parma.
    Mrs. Holsclaw was born June 18, 1905, at Rising City, Nebraska, to France and Susie From.  She was raised on a farm 6 miles from Rising City and attended school in a one-room schoolhouse.  Belle helped her parents on the farm until she was 17 years old.  She then worked in a store in Rising City testing cream and waiting on customers.  She also worked as assistant postmaster in Rising City for 3 or 4 years.  She liked working outdoors.  She married William LeRoy Holsclaw August 29, 1930. To this union 10 children were born, 2 died early in life.  
    Belle was a R.S.V.P. worker and an "Echo" caller for the Parma Senior Citizens.  She had also served as president for the Friendship Circle of Parma.  
    Due to ill health she moved from the Senior Citizens Housing in Parma to the Odd Fellows Home in Caldwell on January 2, I 1990, where she had since resided.
    Survivors include her 8 children, Edward James Holsclaw of Fort Lupton, CO, Francis Eugene Holsclaw of Lovelock, NV, Annabelle Sitts of Parma, ID, Mable Mae Colley of Caldwell, ID, John L. Holsclaw of Mountain Home, I ID, William Fredrick Holsclaw of Stayton, OR, Robert Dale Holsclaw of Boise, ID, and Virgil Ray Holsclaw of Parma, ID; 2 sisters, Maude and Edith of Nebraska; 30 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William on June 27, 1984; a son; a daughter; a sister and 3 brothers.  
    Friends may call today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Dakan Chapel, Caldwell, and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dakan Chapel, Parma.
    The family suggests memorials be made to the Parma Senior Citizens.


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