CAMBRIDGE -- Jessie Lois Holliday, 90, died Saturday (July 5, 2003) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge.
She was born June 19, 1913, near Lyle, Kan., to James Robert Florence and Amanda (Campbell) Murphy. The family moved to Nebraska when she was two. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1931.
On Aug. 3, 1937, she married William P. Holliday at Oberlin. She had worked for nine years at Cline Grocery Store in Wilsonville, helped her father in his grocery store, operated a cafe in Wilsonville then cooked at the Wilsonville school. She worked at the Minnick Hospital for two years and the Cambridge Memorial Hospital for eight years. She worked at the Fort Kearney Hotel as a waitress and also at the Fort Kearney Restaurant and the Plainview Steakhouse in Kearney for 11 years. She worked at Safeway grocery store and Moffet Cafe in McCook. She retired in 1983.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and one great-granddaughter, Porcha Holliday.
Survivors include two sons, Robert "Bob" Holliday and wife, Connie of Wilsonville and William "Bill" Holliday and wife, Kathy of Elm Creek; a sister, Margaret and husband, Homer Fisher of McCook; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, 9 a.m., at the Lebanon Cemetery at Lebanon.
Memorials may be given in her name to the American Heart Association or to the Wilsonville Ambulance.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.