Marian Holman, 94

Marian Zelda Holman, 94, of Wabash, died at 1:40 am, Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

She was born Dec. 30, 1922, in Antwerp, Ohio to Edward and Elizabeth (Turpak) McCreery.

Marian was a 1940 graduate of Antwerp High School. She married Edwin A. Holman in Toledo, Ohio on Aug. 18, 1957; he died Dec. 15, 1972. She retired from General Tire in Wabash.  Marian was a member of the Wabash Art Guild. She enjoyed watching NASCAR and Indiana University basketball, and loved cats and dogs.  

She is survived by five children, Elizabeth (Garnet) Martin of Toledo, Ohio, Judy (Earl) Bitz of Fort Wayne, John (Alan) Reynolds of Tucson, Ariz., Wendy Holman Cook of Browns Mills, N.J., and Tony Holman of Wabash; sister, Julia Taylor of Bryan, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Cindy Martin, Jody Miller, Ed Martin, Mike Martin, Tammy Stelmaszak, Garnett Kaweski, Earl Bitz III, Kristie  Bitz, John Anthony Bitz, Janel Brack, Melissa Cook, and Mallory Cook; 17 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandson. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

There will be a private memorial service at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Animal Shelter.

The memorial guest book for Marian may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Mar 09