Willa Rae Hollingshead

Willa Rae Hollingshead, age 83, formerly of Maryville, IL, born January 9, 1932 in Poplar Bluff, MO passed away at 11:30pm on Monday December 28, 2015 at the Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab Center in Edwardsville, IL.

Rae was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star.  She was a past Maryville Village board member, having been the first lady elected.  She was a member of the High Ridge, MO VFW Auxiliary, and at one time was a Jefferson Barracks Hospital volunteer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane "Bo" Hollingshead; and her parents, Grover W. and Elizabeth nee Hackney Greer.

She is survived by four sons:  Robert (Cindy) Hollingshead of Maryville, IL, Marty, Frank and Michael Hollingshead of Collinsville, IL; five grandchildren:  Jennifer (Scott) Smith of Kansas City, MO, Aaron Hollingshead of Kansas City, MO, Austin (Jamie) Hollingshead of Collinsville, IL, Emily (Chris) Bohnemeier of Maryville, IL and Ashly (Joe) Huber of Glen Carbon, IL; and nine great grandchildren:  Jackson, Iva, Tillie, Paige, Colin, Lucca, Kayla, Conrad, and Jase.

Memorial visitation will be from 10am until 12noon on Thursday December 31, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, Maryville, IL.

Memorial service will be held following the visitation at 12 noon with Pastor Kendra Nolde officiating.

Rae will be buried with her husband at Woodlawn Cemetery in Poplar Bluff, MO, at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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