Obituaries LeEtta Mae Cripps Holmberg

LeEtta Mae Cripps Holmberg


LeEtta Mae Cripps Holmberg

Aug. 23, 1933 – March 12, 2020

OSAGE CITY — LeEtta Mae Cripps Holmberg, Miller, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Osage Nursing Manor, Osage City. She was 86.

She was born Aug. 23, 1933, at the Christie Cox farm, near Reading, the daughter of Clayton and Grace Mueller Cripps. At the age of three the family moved to Topeka, then to Denver, Colo., during World War II. They later returned to the Osage City area before settling on a farm southwest of Miller. She graduated from Miller High School in 1951.

She married Calvin Holmberg June 24, 1951, in Miller Methodist Church, Miller. He preceded her in death. To this union, three children were born, Donald Wayne, Annette and Linda. They made their home at the family farm, south of Miller and lived there over 50 years.

LeEtta got a job at Admire State Bank and later became one of the vice-presidents. She retired years later and helped take care of many family members.

She loved her family, friends and Miller United Methodist Church, Miller Methodist Women, which she helped prepare many meals for the community. She was the church treasurer for an extended number of years. Calvin and LeEtta were youth leaders for the church senior high. They also enjoyed singing and extended their talents for weddings, funerals and other events throughout the community. They loved to travel, making their way to many states, countries and islands.

LeEtta’s passion was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved flowers, music and cooking. Her baking abilities made every Sunday dinner a special memory.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Donald Wayne Holmberg; a brother, Donald Cripps; and two grandsons, Harry and Jerad Price.

She will be forever remembered by two daughters, Annette Price and husband, Harry, Rose Hill, and Linda Scott and husband, Rick, Lebo; a daughter-in-law, Kaye Holmberg, Topeka; eight grandchildren, Eric (Becky) Holmberg, Travis (Chrystal) Holmberg, Ashley (Tyler) Kirby, Lacie Holmberg, Adrian (Gabe) Trefz, Nathan Scott, Halley (Ryan) True and Mallory Scott; 11 great-grandchildren, CJ (Tori) Holmberg, Faith Holmberg, Denver Scott, Colin Kirby, Emma Kirby, Addison Kirby, Mailey Trefz and Keenan Fears, Jenna, Joey and Jordan Collins; and many other nephews, nieces and family members and friends.

Funeral services will be announce by VanArsdale Funeral Chapel at a latter date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Miller Methodist Women and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66856.

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