Ora Eldon "Buck" Holloway
Born: Janaury 21, 1917 Harrison County, Missouri.
Died: September 1, 2008 in Manning, Iowa.
Masonic Service: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Pauley Jones Funeral - Harlan, Iowa.
Services: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa.
Clergy: Rev. Ted Sieck.
Accompanist: Ruth Ann Barry
Vocalist: Jan Rau
Honorary Casket Bearers: Al Plumb, Walter Murray.
Casket Bearers: Patrick Holloway, Bret Richards, Steve Gawley
Jr., Matthew Crouse, Christopher Larson, Scott
and Mark Holloway.
Military Rites: Shelby County VFW Post No. 941
Harlan American Legion Helmer Reyelt Post No. 150.
Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery - Irwin, Iowa.
Ora Eldon "Buck" Holloway was born on January 21, 1917 near Eagleville
in Harrison County, Missouri, to Uriah and Ethyl (York) Holloway. As a
young child, he attended the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints and
the High Point School. After school, he farmed with his father before
joining the United States Army on April 24, 1941, at the age of twenty-
three. He served as an automotive mechanic during World War II before
being discharged on January 22, 1946.
Buck returned to farming and on February 3, 1948, was united in
marriage to Helen Hartman in Jackson, Minnesota. Five children were born
to this union: Sharon, Patricia (Pat), Sandra, Becky, and Bill. If Buck
wasn’t planting or harvesting, he was fishing. He took most of his
grandkids and sons-in-law fishing and remembered fishing stories even
as he became ill.
Buck served for eight years as a Shelby County Supervisor, loved
animals, especially horses, and enjoyed his coffee group and Sunday
breakfasts. He was a proud member of the American Legion, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, and the Masonic Lodge for many years.
Buck died on Monday, September 1, 2008, at the Manning Regional
Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa, having attained the age of ninety-
one years, seven months and eleven days. He was preceded in death by
his parents and his brothers: James, Robert, Fred and Tom.
He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Helen Holloway of Irwin, Iowa;
his children: Sharon and her husband Ken Crouse of Panora, Iowa, Pat
and her husband Steve Gawley of Irwin, Iowa, Sandra and her husband
Kent Richards of Irwin, Becky and her husband Dean Muhs of Minden,
Iowa, and Bill Holloway and his wife Janis of Kirkman, Iowa; ten
grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters:
Doris Grabill of Audubon, Iowa, Alberta Dreier of Aspinwall, Iowa, Junior
Holloway and his wife Dorothy of Harlan, Iowa, Luella Reynolds of
Lamoni, Iowa, Nora and her husband Vernon Campbell of Irwin, Janice
Holloway of Sun City West, Arizona, and Gary Holloway and his wife Cheri
of Kirkman; sisters-in-law Marcia Holloway of Harlan, Iowa, Donna
Holloway of Harlan, Margie Holloway of Arizona, and Helen Holloway of
Irwin; nieces and nephews, other family members, and friends.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at Pauley
Jones Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa with Rev. Ted Sieck officiating the 10:
30 AM service. Serving as honorary casket bearers were Al Plumb and
Walter Murray. Casket bearers were Patrick Holloway, Bret Richards,
Steve Gawley, Jr., Matthew Crouse, Christopher Larson, Scott Crouse, and
Mark Holloway. Military rites were held by Shelby County VFW Post No.
941 and Harlan American Legion Helmer Reyelt Post No. 150 at Oak Hill
Cemetery in Irwin, Iowa.