Wanda L. Holliday


Wanda L. Holliday, 85, Oblong, IL went to be with her Lord and Master on Friday June 11, 2021, at the Cobblestone Crossing Health Campus in Terre Haute, IN where she had been residing for the last few years.

She was born on July 14, 1935, in Herrin, IL the daughter of Elvia Floyd and Velma Cleopha (Coffer) Walker. On January 15, 1955, she married the love of her life, Harold Harding Holliday, who preceded her in death on August 26, 2010.

Wanda was a sales associate at Buehler Foods in Robinson, IL for many years retiring in August 2000. She was a member of the Oblong Evangelical United Methodist Church. She loved children, and children loved her. She was passionate about working with the junior church children in the churches that Harold pastored. Wanda loved flowers, working in her yard, and feeding and watching the birds. She often said that her most enjoyable times were the times that she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law Steven H. and Carol Holliday, Terre Haute, IN and Timothy W. and Denise Holliday, Springfield, IL; a stepdaughter, Janet and Mike Doyle Royal AR, four grandchildren Heather and Tanner Holt, Robinson, IL, Heath and Jean Holliday, Champaign, IL, Rachel Holliday and fiancé Cody Snyder, Springfield, IL and Andrew Holliday, Springfield, IL; One step granddaughter, Sherry and George Lynch, Arkansas; three great grandchildren, Sawyer, Chandler and Adler Holt, Robinson, IL. Three step great grandchildren, William, Lauren, and Jacob Lynch, Arkansas. One step great great grandchild, Blakely Lynch, Arkansas. Sisters and brother-in-law Dorothy Harrison, Hurst, IL, Gloria Sue and Dan Romines, Panama City, FL and Linda Stevenson, Goreville, IL; and a sister-in-law Shirley Walker, Carbondale, IL. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Preceding Wanda in death are her parents; husband Rev. Harold Holliday; two brothers Delbert Wayne Walker and Lonnie Walker, a stepdaughter, Pat McCloskey, brother-in-law Loren Stevenson, and a special niece, Terri Lynn Woods.

A Celebration of Wanda’s Life will be held at Noon on Wednesday June 16, 2021, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Public visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. till the time of service on Wednesday. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong EUM church. Envelopes will be at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at pulliamfuneralhomes.com

Pulliam Funeral Home 302 E. Main Street Oblong, IL is in charge of arrangements.