Mount Vernon News
  • Dortha N. Holdren

  • January 31, 2011

BRINKHAVEN — Dortha Naomi Holdren, 94, a 64-year resident of Brinkhaven and a recent resident of the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Knox Community Hospital.

She was born Jan. 10, 1917, in McMechen, W.Va., to the late Earl E. and Myrtle (Logston) Elliott. She was the postmaster in Brinkhaven for 24 years. She was a member of the Millwood Church of Christ, Glenwood Chapter 303 Order of the Eastern Star, the Tiverton Grange, and a 1934 graduate of Warsaw High School.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice A. Skeen of Mount Vernon and Sandra J. Tibodeau of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Barb Holdren of Howard; and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Elliott of Brinkhaven, Mary Elliott of Smithville and Emma Dreyer of Fairborn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis M. Holdren, whom she married Nov. 1, 1941. He died Dec. 20, 1979. She was also preceded in death by a son, Lewis M. Holdren II; six brothers, Earl H. “Bud,” Edward, Robert, Charles, Kenneth and James Elliott; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy “Gabby” Elliott.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Millwood Church of Christ with Dave Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Workman Cemetery at Danville. Visitation is Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. The Eastern Star will hold a memorial service Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home. This information is online at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Millwood Church of Christ Camp Wapakoneta, 11961 Bridge St., Howard, OH 43028; or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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