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Ruth Alice (Jacobs) Holdren, 100 and 11 months, Beloit

BELOIT – Ruth Alice (Jacobs) Holdren, age 100 & 11 months, entered into rest on, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Residential Care Center, Beloit, Kansas. She was born on December 1, 1918 in Washington Township, KS to Verne and Lulu (Powell) Jacobs.

Ruth graduated from Montrose High School in 1937. She taught school for 2 years in rural Jewell County. On May 1, 1939, Ruth married her best friend and love of her life Edwin Holdren. She was a homemaker.

Edwin and Ruth were blessed with four children, Walter, Mary, Betty, and Janet.

Ruth was a member of Montrose Community Club, Farm Bureau, she served on the Election Board, and was a writer for Jewell County Record.

She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, going to auctions, sewing for her grandkids and most of all spending time with her family, friends and especially her loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is survived by her 3 daughters, Janet Wilcox (David), Beloit, KS.; Betty Meis (Bill), Hays, KS.; Mary Folsom, Independence, MO.; daughter-in-law, Vergaline Holdren, Mankato, KS.; a brother, Hugh Jacobs, Arvada, CO.; 2 sister-in-laws, Jean Jacobs, Tucson, AZ. And Jane Jacobs, Jamestown, KS.10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, a son, Walter Holdren, parents, great-grandchild, Cheryl Carpenter, 2 brothers, George and Leo Jacobs, 2 sisters, Ila Rose Sheahan and Leta Hodgins.

Pallbearers for Ruth’s service will be Jennifer Simms, Megan Wilcox, Beth Wolsieffer, Brian Meis, Roxanne Kimminau, Rebecca Holdren, Crystal Vacura, Debra Folsom, Susan Folsom and Eric Folsom.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 at Melby Mortuary, Mankato, Kansas with Pastor Robert Cartwright officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Montrose, Jewell County, Kansas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. at Melby Mortuary in Mankato.

The family suggests memorials to Solomon Valley Hospice in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit

Beloit Call

P.O. Box 309, Concordia, Ks. 66901

Phone: 785-738-3537