Marcella M. HollawayApril 9, 2020
Marcella M. Hollaway, 85, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Westphalia Hills Retirement Center. She was born on October 9, 1934, in Loose Creek, a daughter of the late Fred and Rhina (Crowe) Wimmer. Marcella was united in marriage on December 1, 1956, in Rich Fountain to Lee Thomas Hollaway. Marcella attended schools in Linn and Loose Creek, Missouri. She was a long-time member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph Church and was devoted to her Catholic faith. She was employed with Dillards until her retirement. Marcella enjoyed music, dancing, gardening and playing games. Her cooking and baking skills were renown and her sugar cookies can't be replicated, though many have tried. She was a "mother" to many and had the gift to make anyone feel like family. Her loving spirit and generosity will be missed by more than just her children and grandchildren. More than anything, she loved time with family and friends. She is survived by her son: Kevin J. Hollaway (Cathy) of Jefferson City; daughters: Kimberly Becker of Bonnots Mill and Sherry Hoelscher of Jefferson City; sister: Catherine Tanasz of Florida; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend: Lee Hollaway; daughter: Karen Ann Licko; sons: John David Hollaway and Steven Lee Hollaway; grandson: Jesse Cole Meller; sister: Virginia M. Matejkowski; brother: David Wimmer; her parents and grandparents. Private family services will be held with interment in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.