VAN WERT, Ohio — Virginia Marie (Kelsey) Holden-Gamble, 91, of Van
Wert, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Van Wert Manor, Van
She was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late
Ray Howard Kelsey and Gladys Marie (Gill) Kelsey-Billieu who died on Oct
27, 1982. Her stepfather Orley Billieu is also deceased.
Her husband, Paul F. Holden, died April 10, 2006.
Survivors include a son: Larry J. (Linda) Holden of Convoy; sister:
Pauline M. (Richard) Ellinger of Ohio City, Ohio; a grandchild: Steven
J. (Shelly) Holden of Convoy, and five great-grandchildren: Derek (Erin)
Holden of Van Wert, Ashley and Matt Holden of Convoy, Tyler (Elizabeth)
Gibson of Convoy, and Jordan Gibson Ohio City.
She was preceded
in death by a son: Barry R. Holden, who died Jan. 18, 2004; an infant
daugher: Sandra Sue Holden; a granddaughter: Kimberly K. (Holden)
Gibson-Farmer; one brother: Ray Howard Kelsey, Jr.; a sister: Marilyn
Kathleen (Billieu) Darras, and a sister-in-law: Bernice Kelsey.
was a homemaker, caregiver of the elderly and writer of Christian
poetry. She was a former member of the Wassenberg Art Center and YWCA.
She attended Ohio City Liberty School.
Private family service and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.
Preferred memorial is Wassenberg Art Center.
Arrangements were handled by Cowan & Son Funeral Home, 616 S. Washington St., Van Wert.