Mrs. Alice Janice Holly, 81, of Southwest City, Missouri, departed this life on Tuesday morning, September 6, 2022, in the comfort of her home after months of declining health.
Alice entered this life on May 12, 1941, in Anderson, Missouri, one of ten children born to the late Leland and Josephine (Wallian) Harp. She was raised in Anderson and was a 1959 graduate of Anderson High School. She furthered her education by attending beauty school in Joplin, Missouri. On May 27, 1966, she was united in marriage to Everett Holly and to this union two children were born, Jan and Rick. For the last fifty-six years they have resided in Southwest City. Alice was a beautician throughout her life. She owned and operated Kut-N-Kurl Beauty Shop in Anderson for over fifty years. She also worked part-time at Braum’s in Grove and Decades Salon in Anderson. She enjoyed bowling, watching sports and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Southwest City, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and six siblings, Retha, Glenn, Betty, Doralee, Bob and Jack.
Alice is survived by her husband of fifty-six years, Everett Holly of the home; two children, Jan Stephenson and husband, Wesley, of Jay, Oklahoma and Rick Holly and wife, Bernice, of Gentry, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Felicia Johnson and husband, Chance, Abby Husong and Kody Stephenson; two great grandchildren, Hoyt and Brooks Johnson; three sisters, Bertha Buckley of Dinwiddie, Virginia, Earline Harp of Seneca, Missouri and Ruby Newell of Goodman, Missouri; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Southwest City with Rob Grimm and Jamey Gilion officiating. Burial will follow at Southwest City Cemetery. Those honoring her life by serving as pallbearers are Wesley Stephenson, Kody Stephenson, Chance Johnson, Reed Holly, Doug Holly, and Wayne Holly. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Southwest City Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes. Memorials are being directed to the Southwest City Cemetery Care Fund c/o the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website, www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Southwest City, Missouri.