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Jaris M. Holbrook

September 24, 1932 — August 4, 2014

Jaris Mae Holbrook, the daughter of Mark R. “Mike” Kretzinger and Florence Irene (Miller) Kretzinger, was born September 24, 1932 near Corning in Adams County, Iowa. Jaris entered into eternal rest Monday, August 4, 2014 at Corning Nursing and Rehab at the age of 81 years, 10 months and eleven days.
Jaris was educated in a country school in Adams County, Mercer #2 and graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1950. Jaris was united in marriage to John Alfred Holbrook, November 25, 1951 in Virginia. Five children were born to bless this union; Jeanne, Joe, John, Jerry and Joyce. Jaris was a homemaker and stay at home mom until their youngest child, Joyce started school. She then began working for HyVee in Corning and worked as a cashier for 19 years. Her most important role in life was taking care of her mother, Florence and being a wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, and a loving sister. She loved her family and extended family.
Jaris was a member of the Corning Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She was a very proud “Red Raider”. She loved to cook and her specialties were beef and noodles and cinnamon rolls. Sunday dinners were important to her and her family. She enjoyed watching the Chicago Bears play football and she was a NASCAR fan.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter: Jeanne (Bill) Birt of Prescott, IA; daughter-in-law Cheryl Holbrook of Prescott, IA; her sons John Holbrook of Spirit Lake, IA and Jerry (Tracy) Holbrook of Corning, Iowa and her daughter Joyce (George) Hoerman of Corning, IA; nine grandchildren: Doug(Michelle) Birt; Nicole(Joel) Boswell; Jerad (Hillary) Holbrook; Jake (Kaitlin) Holbrook; Grace (Nick) Edwards; Haley Holbrook; Kelsey Holbrook; Trevor Holbrook; Katie Hoerman; five great grandchildren: Cody Birt; Ally Birt; Bailey Joe Boswell; Chase Boswell; Trice Edwards. Jaris is also survived by her brother Jack (Janice) Kretzinger of Corning, IA: her sister Joyce Reynolds of Denver, CO. Jaris was a very special aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by other relatives and friends.
Jaris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John in 2004; her son, Joe in 2010; her brothers: Frank Kretzinger and Martin R. Kretzinger; and her sister Jean Spring.
Services for Jaris will be Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Pearson Family Funeral Service of Corning with Revs. Andrew Bardole and Steve Wainwright officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery. Open visitation is Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 1:00 PM-8:00 PM with family receiving friends from 6-8 PM. Memorial may be made in Jaris’s name to be determined later.
Pearson Family Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Jaris Holbrook.
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Friday, August 8, 2014

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