Allan G. Holaday & Ruby Holaday
Culver , Ind. - Allan G. Holaday, 90, of Culver died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2006) at Miller's Merry Manor
Nursing Home, Plymouth, Ind.
There will be no services.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, Ind., is handling arrangements.
Mr. Holaday was born Jan. 16, 1916, in Grand Ledge, Mich., a son of Robert Clayton and Effie Hooks Holaday. He married
Ruby Lees on Sept. 30, 1945. She survives.
Survivors also include two sons, Bruce Holaday of Oakland, Calif., and Scott Holaday of Lubbock, Texas; a brother, Clayton
Holaday of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Mr. Holaday was raised in the Bourbon area, attended Bourbon schools and lived in Culver since the 1950s. He was a
professor of English literature at the University of Illinois and retired in 1980. He attended United Methodist Church in
Bourbon and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Delta Phi Alpha, Modern Language Association, Modern
Humanities Research Association and Cambridge Bibliography Sociological American Association. He wrote several books
on English literature and enjoyed sailing and his home on Lake Maxinkuckee.
News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL)
Date: August 30, 2006
Edition: 1 star
Culver ó Ruby L. Holaday, 87, of Culver , died at 12:15 a.m. Jan 17, 2009 at Millerís Merry Manor, Culver .
Arrangements are pending with the Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver , 104 E. Lakeshore Dr., Culver . -
Plymouth Pilot News Jan. 17 ,2009
Culver - Ruby Lees Holaday passed away in Culver on Jan. 17. She was the wife of the late Allan GH. Holaday of
Bourbon and Culver . Ruby was born in CHampaign, Ill. to Harry and Lena (Stalter) Lees. She attended the
University of Illinois where whe was a member of Alpha Xi Delta soroity. She was elected to Pho Beta Kappa and
opbtained a B.A. in 1942 and later a Ph.D. in French
WHile a graduate student, she met Allan, a professor in the English Department, and they were married on Sept.
30, 1845. They had two sons, A. Scott and Bruce K. Unlike circumstances today, in the 1950s there was limited
assitance for a young mother who wnated to pursue an academic career and rais a family. Ruby put aside her
dreams of becoming a propfessor of French to raise her two children and support her husband in his career.
However, she remanined an avid reader and gardener.
In 1950, Ruby and Alan purchased property on the West shore of Lake Maxincukee where they enjoyed many
summer days sailing and swimming.
They usually spent Christmas holidays escaping the cold in INdiana Rocks Beach, FLa. IN 1961, RUby was presented
the challenge of tutoring her two sons while the family traveled in ENglalnd during ALlan's sabbatical. When both
of their sons were settled into careers of their own, Ruby and Alan retired to Culver in 1980 where they resided
until their deaths. In addition to her two sons, Ruby is survived by her four grandchildren: CLaire, Ian, Tristan and
A memorial service will be held at a later date
The Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver , is in charge of arragnements. - Culver Citizen 29 January 2009, Thursday