Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Edryss Jannette (Bixby) Holt, 92, of Purdy, passed away Monday Nov. 28, 2011, at Lacoba Nursing Center in Monett. She was born June 19, 1919, in Lyndon Ill., the daughter of Royal Theron and Clara Belle (Preston) Bixby.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Hervey Theron Bixby; husband, Aaron Porter Holt; and daughter, Shirley Rosetta Brantly.

Survivors include: one sister, Shirley Lillian Hilderbrand, Avon, Ind.; three daughters: Joyce Elaine Bonds, Springhill, Ark., Melody Janette Wassell, Moline, Ill., and Esther Kay Foster, Wheaton; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great- grandchildren.

She was a member of the Nixa Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a graduate of Lyndon High School and The Chicago School of Nursing. She was united in marriage to Aaron Holt in 1942 and worked as a nurse for 60 years.

Services were held Tuesday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Chapel in Monett. Interment was at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.