Nova Lou Vina (Stahl) Holt

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nova Lou Vina (Stahl) Holt, age 81, a resident of Braymer, Mo., passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at her residence.

Nova was born the daughter of Alonzo and Wilma Bertie (Ratledge) Stahl on April 26, 1930, in Rector, Ark. She was united in marriage to James H. Holt, Jr., on Oct. 17, 1947, in Paragould, Ark. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1994.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Braymer, the United Methodist Women, Eastern Star, Tuesday Study Club and was a volunteer at Golden Age Nursing Home in Braymer.

Survivors include four daughters, Julia Roberts and husband Chuck of Jackson, Mo., Marcia Moore and husband Larry of High Ridge, Mo., Kathy Wright and husband Terry of Braymer, Mo., and Jamie Dixon and husband Jason of St. Joseph, Mo.; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; five brothers, Gerald, George, Olan, Irvin and Orval Stahl; one sister, Francis Stokes, and two grandsons.

A graveside service was held Jan. 16, 2012, at Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer, Mo. Pitts Funeral Home of Braymer, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Braymer and may be left at or mailed to: Pitts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.

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