Alice L. Holland

alice holland

August 17, 1924 ~ January 10, 2015

Alice L. Holland, 90 of Taylorville passed away at 11:30 AM on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Ingalls Memorial Hospital at Harvey.

She was born on August 17, 1924 at Montgomery, AL the daughter of Emmett and Lilly (Semple) Means. Alice married Arthur P. "Boots" Holland on July 1, 1945 at Memphis, TN; he preceded her in death on March 19, 1988. She was also preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Emmett Means.

Alice had worked for several years at Bressmers Department Store in Springfield and Blakley's Department Store in Taylorville. She graduated in May 1989 from Sangamon State University (now University of Illinois, Springfield) with a Bachelors Degree. Alice was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Springfield where she volunteered for the Episcopal Church Pantry, Christian County YMCA and Silver Sneakers. She enjoyed reading, golf and baking.

Survivors include: Daughters, Pamela Holman of Chicago, IL and Paulette (husband, Donald) Nesbit of Harvey, IL; 2 Grandchildren, Sunday (husband, Glenn) Laird and Casey Nesbit; 3 Great Grandchildren, Summer Laird, John Laird and Sunny Laird.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 16, 2015 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Springfield with The Rev. Shawn W. Denney officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation for Alice will be held on Thursday from 5:00-7:00 PM at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home.

Alice's family would like to thank Taylorville Memorial Hospital TCU 2nd Floor, Medical Staff, Housekeeping, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Dr. Gloria Dicocco and Dr. Roger McClintock; Friends from Christian County YMCA; Rev. Shawn Denney and church family at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Springfield; Adopted church family, St. Peter Claver Mission, Robbins, IL; Special thanks to Shirley and Joe Clark and sons.

Memorials are suggested to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1218 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, Illinois 62703

Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

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