A private graveside service will be held at Precinct Cemetery, Earlville, Illinois, for Elizabeth Cheyne Holliday, 87, West Plains, Missouri.
Mrs. Holliday passed away at 6:25 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born July 4, 1931, at Narrogin, Western Australia, to Robert John Morrison and Ann Brander Morrison. On September 25, 1955, she was married at Earlville, Illinois, to William Earl Holliday, who preceded her in death on December 21, 2015. She attended schools in the Perth Western Australia area, including Noombling, Rivervale, Wandering, Codjitoetine, Victoria Park and also took correspondence classes. Elizabeth graduated from Perth Girls High School and attended Stanley School of Dress Cutting and Design, graduating in 1948. She worked for Stanley School from 1951 to 1954 teaching dressmaking to 5th through 12th grades. She opened a dressmaking shop in Narrogin, Western Australia in 1948 which she ran for three years. In 1952, she received her teacher’s diploma and continued teaching in many private schools and night classes until she resigned in 1955 to travel. Elizabeth worked in a shoe store in Perth Australia. She moved to the United States in 1955 and to Missouri in 1976; she worked at several other jobs, retiring in 1999 from Pleasant Valley Manor. While living in Illinois she was involved with the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and was a homeroom mother at school. By the time she moved to the United States she had traveled the world; at times even traveling alone at a young age to Singapore. Her passion was her family and knowing what all were up to; she loved to travel and tell stories about her life and experiences. Elizabeth never met a stranger and within minutes of meeting someone, she would know their life story and vice versa. She soaked up information like a sponge. Elizabeth was a great cook; people would come each year to the church bazaar to purchase her famous sugar cookies and pecan pies. She enjoyed making embroidered items, such as pillow cases and baby blankets for family and friends. With her passing a great wealth of knowledge is lost and she will forever be missed by all. Mrs. Holliday was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
She is survived by four children, Kim Rose and husband, Robert, Gary Holliday and wife, Jody, Kari Moore and husband, Wes and Timothy Holliday and wife, Christy; eleven grandchildren, John Klatt and significant other, Jeni Woods, Nathan, Kharli and significant other, Colin, Chantal, Tanner Holliday and significant other, Amanda Hill, Wade Holliday, Michael Moore and wife, Miranda, Allie Moore and significant other, Oliver Bollinger, Aaron Moore and wife, Ashley, Aine Holliday and Liam Holliday; fourteen great-grandchildren, Owen, Bentlee, Lillee, Charlee, Georgee, Neveigha, Nicholas, Shelby, Presley, Thayden, Adrian, David, James and Jackson; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, one daughter, Jan Holliday, two granddaughters, Shea Lynn Holliday and Rachel Klatt, two sisters and three brothers, preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.