Henrietta A. Hols, the daughter of Harry and Reva (Allee) Roberts, was born Sept. 19, 1924, in Taintor. On Dec. 21, 1948, Henrietta was united in marriage with C. Roscoe Hols in Ottumwa. Henrietta worked for Ideal Manufacturing in Oskaloosa, in the packing and shipping department. She was an excellent seamstress, making clothes for family and friends and was an exceptional cook, working in restaurants in Oskaloosa. Henrietta enjoyed country western music and old gospel hymns and visiting with friends and playing bingo and dominos at the Senior Citizens Center.
Henrietta died on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Nelson Manor in Newton. She was 89 years old. Henrietta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on June 25, 1998; her son, Danny; her two brothers, Donald Roberts and Fred Roberts and her two sisters, Phyllis Christ and Mary Jane Davis.
Those left to honor Henrietta’s memory include her sisters-in-law, Evelyn Roberts and Thelma Welch; her nieces and nephews, Diane Mick, Dereck Roberts, Duane Roberts, Rhonda De Shong, Pat Heverland; her many great-nieces and nephews and her great-great- grandnephew and many friends.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, with visitation from 12:30 p.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home. Memorials may be designated to the American Heart Association or to Skiff Hospice and may be left at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home.