Gene Andrew Holiwell

FlagGene Andrew Holiwell, 86, of Lawrence, KS, passed away November 25, 2014.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Thursday, December 4, 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Church 1011 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS 66044, with services following.

Gene was born July 24, 1928 in Wewoka, Oklahoma the son of the late Wakes Holiwell and Lena Holiwell-Wilson.

He is survived by his children Jean, Bradford and Joy Holiwell; grandsons, Jason and Daniel Nelson and Angelo Celli; sisters Naomi Glenn and Bertha Mae Johnson.

Interment will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Rd. Leavenworth, KS 66048.

7 Condolences

  1. nina on November 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Mr. Holiwell taught me at LHS in the early 80’s i remember him as being kind and fun. My condolences to his family.

  2. MJ Willoughby on November 30, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I was sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. For years, Gene and I would exchange greetings and he would give me a hard time (and his fake stern look), in the back of Trinity church at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. He will be so missed. My condolences to his family.

  3. Rhonda on November 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    So sad to here of Gene’s passing. Deepest sympathy in your loss of a fine gentleman.

    I got to know Gene when he was working for Laird Noller Automotive and I worked for the vehicle department. We were 2 KSU fans in the midst of a sea of red & blue.

    I enjoyed many conversations with him about his time in the military, his teaching career, the games he refereed, his deep faith as well as about the pride and joy that he had in his family.

    Keeping you all in prayer.

  4. Jan Strasser on December 2, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Gene and I had many good conversations. He was a true gentleman. He cared so deeply for his children and grandchildren. He will be missed.

  5. Tim Weston on December 2, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Gene was one of my Mother’s neighbors at Pioneer Ridge. I didn’t know him well, but he was always warm and friendly whenever I ran into him. My condolences to his family.

  6. Patti Bailey on December 20, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I taught with Gene at Leavenworth High School and we carpooled together for a number of years. He was quite a story teller and enjoyed his years of teaching. We all saw through the “stern look” he conjured up with regularity! I am sorry to hear of his passing.

  7. Lawrence Area Catbackers on December 29, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Mr Holiwell was so proud to be a K-stater and such a familiar face to many of us in Lawrence. He will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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