ANNA K. HOLLIDAY

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HOLLIDAY ANNA KATHRYN HOLLIDAY (Age 100) Of Columbia, Maryland, died peacefully at her home under the Care of Gilchrist Hospice, Friday, January 4, 2013. She was the wife of the late Glenn Holliday, who passed away in April of 1996. Anna was born on September 17, 1912 in Sommerfield (Confluence), PA. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Bach Hileman. She was predeceased by 5 brothers and sisters. Anna worked as a librarian for the Department of Agriculture and received many commendations because of innovative, money saving systems she derived. She was a member of the Leisure World Kiwanis Club and a strong supporter of all their projects for children. She was a Hixon member and also honored a number of other Kiwanians through contributions to make them Hixon members. When living in Leisure World she belonged to the Rossmoor Women's Club, Inter-Faith Women, Visually Impaired Group, Military Club, Bible Study Group, Book Discussion Group, the Knitters' Group (where each year she knitted 100 caps for babies in hospitals), and the Clippers, where she helped make rag dolls for hospitalized children. She was a life-long member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Addison, PA. She set up a scholarship fund for the education of seminarians in the name of her late husband and herself, at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, PA. She also funded the cost for the lobby of the new Carroll Lutheran Elementary School, Westminster, MD. She was a woman of great faith, trusting in God to guide her. She was an inspiration to many, never giving up or giving in as she dealt with her failing eyesight over the last 20 years and became legally blind. She loved to travel and she and her husband, Glenn, traveled the United States, visiting all 50 state capitals. They traveled the world, visiting 6 of the 7 continents. After his death she continued to travel with a friend, going on 14 cruises from 2001 to 2010, and visiting the 7th of the continents, Antarctica, at age 94. She is survived by her niece, Etta Tallia and husband, Ray, and their daughter, a great niece, Corinne, all of Washington, DC; a nephew, Harry Hileman of Myrtle Beach, SC; a great niece, Judi Golden and her husband Jeremy and their children Aurora and Orion of Burlington, MA; a great nephew William Webster and his wife Cathy and daughter, Dina of Boardman, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Ruth Wirsing, of Addison, PA, and her son Chauncey and daughter Emily; and many other great and great-great nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by her good friends, Nicholas, Jane, Jo, Julie, Claudia, Ida, Nancy and many other friends. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. January 12 (viewing one hour before the service) at St. John's Lutheran Church, 653 Main Street, Addison, PA, her pastor, the Reverend Glenn Foster, presiding. Burial will be in the Addison Cemetery. A memorial service will be held the following Saturday, January 19 at 11 a.m. at the Inter-Faith Chapel, 3680 South Leisure World Blvd, Leisure World, Silver Spring, Maryland, The Reverend Dr. Robert Perry, presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, PO Box 103, Addison, PA 15411; or Gilchrist Hospice Care, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 434, Columbia, MD 21045. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.newmanfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Washington Post from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2013
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