Archive for Thursday, June 7, 2007

Jane Marie Holliman


June 7, 2007

Mass of the Resurrection for Jane Marie Holliman, 75, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. today, June 7, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Inurnment will be at 12:30 p.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mrs. Holliman died Friday, June 1, 2007, at the University of Kansas Hospital.

She was born Sept. 24, 1931, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Charles A. and Regina (Thayer) Schindling. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1949, earned her bachelor's in education from the University of Kansas in 1953, and completed her master's degree through Emporia State University in 1979.

Mrs. Holliman taught abroad in England, and later began teaching and coaching for the Leavenworth school district in 1976. She enjoyed coaching various sports throughout her career including basketball, volleyball, track and swimming. She retired from the Leavenworth school district in 1992, then went on to teach at the Kansas City Kansas Community College, Leavenworth campus, and in the KCKCC nursing program.

Mrs. Holliman maintained her life long passion for swimming by starting the Leavenworth High School swim team, as well as the Leavenworth Country Club swim team. She was always involved with her children's activities including Girl Scout leader for her daughters for many years. She also enjoyed tennis, snow skiing and competitive bridge.

After concluding her formal teaching career, Mrs. Holliman and her husband retired to Henderson, Nev., where she was president of LaMancha II Homeowner's Association and volunteered at the St. Rose Dominican Hospital. She competed in the 2005 Senior Olympics, where she earned the Gold Medal, in both the backstroke and freestyle swim.

Jane moved to Lawrence, Kan., in 2006, she became a member of the New Generations Society, the Alvamar Country Club and also spent time volunteering at the University of Kansas Lied Center. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.

She married Chester Neil Holliman on June 13, 1953, in Leavenworth. He died Sept. 18, 2003.

Survivors include four daughters, Deborah J. Henderson, Lansing, Sue N. Moore, Leavenworth, Mary E. Vanderpool, Shawnee, and Linda K. Wheatley, Lawrence; a son, Dave Holliman, Frisco, Tex; a brother, Robert Schindling, Cape Coral Fla.; a sister, Joan Cook, Leavenworth; and 11 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Mid-America Cardiology at the University of Kansas Hospital, sent in care of Belden-Larkin Funeral Home, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth 66048.

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