Farming Rural 18

Mark A. Holford

September 27, 1955 ~ November 17, 2019 (age 64)


Mark A. Holford, age 64, of Gladstone, Illinois, passed away at 3:48 PM on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at his Gladstone residence. He was born on September 27, 1955 in Monmouth, Illinois, the son of Donald Eugene and Mildred Marie (Hull) Holford. Mark attended schools in Biggsville, Kirkwood, and graduated from Union High School. He later attended Bradley University. 

On October 30, 2009, Mark married Vickie James in Oquawka, Illinois and she is surviving. Mark was a farmer, working the family farm for many years. He enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, mushrooming, canning, and drinking a beer or two. Mark is survived by his wife Vickie at home, two daughters; Jennifer (Danny) Lafary of Stronghurst, Illinois and Sarah Schulte of Florida, and one son, Brandon Marsch of Burlington, Iowa. Also surviving are two sisters; Carla (Russ) Gardner of Biggsville, Illinois and Gail Howell of St. Louis, Missouri. Mark is preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Brooke.

A graveside service is planned for 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Oquawka Cemetery. No visitation is planned.

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Graveside Service
November 20, 2019

10:30 AM
Oquawka Cemetery
9th St.
Oquawka, IL 61469

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