Fannie Mary Elizabeth Holder died August 29, 2019 in Lexington at the age of 94 years 6 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Lexington Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.
Fannie was born August 23, 1925 on a farm near Kendrick, Oklahoma, in Lincoln County. The third child of Leland Albert and Jane Elizabeth (Sparks) Hamm, Fannie was raised near Parkland, where she attended school, as well as Mount Air and Agra.
In December 1937, Fannie was baptized into the General Assembly and Church of the First Born. In March 1941, the family moved to Lexington, Oklahoma. March 19, 1942, she married Harold Isaac Holder in Purcell, Oklahoma. Fannie spent her lifetime as a mother and homemaker. She also loved helping in the church, and for over 62 years, was an Elders wife. She enjoyed cooking, canning, working in the flower gardens and spending time entertaining her family, friends and church family.
Fannie was preceded in death by her parents, Leland and Jane Hamm; husband, Harold Holder; infant son, Mark Len Holder; son, Harold Dean Holder; siblings, Carolyn Skinner, Annis Hayles, Frona Idlett, Joel Hamm, Marvin Hamm, Leland Alfred Hamm, Clara Harper, Jimmie Hamm and Lois Penrod; and son-in-law, Doyle Sutton.
Survivors include her son, Gary Holder and wife, Ginny, of Henryetta; daughters, Ginny Freeman and husband, Ron, of Moore, Oklahoma, June Hays and husband, Merl, of Norman, Oklahoma, and Ellen Sutton of Lexington, Oklahoma; siblings, Harold Hamm and Lonnie Hamm; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.