Helen M. Holland, 76, Mason

Helen Marie Holland, 76, of Mason and formerly of Loogootee, died at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at the family residence.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia. Burial will be in Arbor Crest Memorial Cemetery in Funkhouser. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday t the funeral home. Memorials: Donor’s choice.

Mrs. Holland was born on Jan. 31, 1933, in Loogootee, the daughter of Harry and Rene Craig Smith. She married Charles Gelsinger on Dec. 28, 1948; he died on Nov. 28, 1974. She married Jacob Holland in April 1975; he died on July 14, 2004.

She was a laborer at Beltronics and a former employee of Altamont Garment Factory.

She is survived by a son, Glenn Gelsinger and his wife Linda of Mason; daughter, Judy and her husband Max Wright of Mesa, Ariz.; stepson, Bill Holland of Mason; stepdaughter, Vanessa and her husband Richard Jansen of Watson; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Lawrence Holste of Effingham.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husband; and a brother, Amos Smith.

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