MAY 7, 2004 - Posted at 7:50 a.m. CDT
BIRCH TREE, MO - Governor Holden's mother, 77-year-old Wanda Mae Holden, has died at home in southeast Missouri.
The governor issued a statement yesterday saying he remembers his mother as someone who never shied away from a challenge. He described her as having great energy and said she worked hard to provide her children with an education and confidence.
Holden's mother was a native of Kansas City. She moved to rural Birch Tree after marrying Robert Holden in 1948.
Visitation is this evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Duncan Funeral Home in Mountain View.
The funeral will be at 10 o'clock tomorrow at the Holden farm in Shannon County, with burial at Corinth Cemetery.