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Today we celebrate the life of Anna Marie Hollar, 97, formerly of Elkhart, who died Feb. 10, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.
Anna was born July 29, 1920, to Guy and Margaret Bulla.
She is survived by her two sons, James (Ann) Hollar, Huntington and Dr. Wilbur "Bill" Hollar, Kernersville, North Carolina; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur "Bill" Hollar; daughter, Margaret "Peg" Rapp; son-in-law, Edgar "Joe" Rapp; sister, Janet Kline; and former husband, Claire Lemmon.
Anna graduated from Elkhart High School in 1938 and attended Goshen College for one year, dreaming of being a lawyer. She loved to debate.
Anna was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church, Elkhart, serving as the director of the Altar Guild and a member of the Von Burq Society.
She was a member of the Elkhart Moose Auxiliary Chapter 73 and a member of the Academy of Friendship. As a life member of the VFW Auxiliary, Elkhart, and a life member of the DAV Auxiliary, she touched many lives.
Anna worked at Miles Laboratory for 32 years as a quality control inspector and packaging supervisor. She was a member of the Quarter Century Club.
Anna's hobbies included reading, music, card playing, gardening and writing short stories. She spent endless hours and years creating individual scrapbooks for each of her children and grandchildren that will be cherished for generations to come. Anna loved to host large parties entertaining her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
At Anna's request, there will be no viewing. She will be cremated and her remains laid to rest with her mother, Margaret Bulla, at Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 12, 2018
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