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Barbara Holstlaw


November 19, 1946
February 13, 2020

Visitation 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday morning at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval
Funeral 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval

Barbara K. Holstlaw, 73, of Sandoval, passed away February 12, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born November 19, 1946 in Breese the daughter of Carl Wayne and Kathleen (Hubbard) Gambill. On September 14, 1968 she married her sweetheart, Elvin Holstlaw, in Huey, IL.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her son Jeff Holstlaw, wife Laura; cherished grandchildren Josh and Mandy; devoted siblings Sherry Kopp, Vicki Dodson, and Michael Gambill, wife Sonja; sisters-in-law Dorothy and Tom Charlton, Sarah Bumgarner, husband Paul; brother-in-law Donald Holstlaw; and many nieces and nephews.

Barbara was preceded in death by both of her parents Carl and Kathleen Gambill; mother-in-law and father-in-law Elvin and Mary Holstlaw; and brother-in-law Ronald Holtslaw.

As an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, Barbara enjoyed traveling to St. Louis to cheer on her Cardinals or in the comfort of her recliner, she was their biggest fan from home! She loved being outside doing yard work, tending to her flowers, or caring for the sheep as the part owner of Davy Dell Sheep Farm. Barbara was a care taker to all of God’s creations, but she especially loved her birds and cats. Putting on the biggest epic show of Christmas lights, Barbara treasured the holidays and hosting family gatherings. Traveling to new destinations, near or far, she lived life to its fullest. With her talented embroidery stiches, each family member will cherish the many doilies, pillow cases, table clothes and other keepsakes that Barbara gifted them with over the years.

Services will be held noon, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval. Burial will follow at Deadmond Cemetery in rural Sandoval. Friends and families are invited to visiting hours from 10:30 a.m. – Noon on Saturday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Deadmond Cemetery or the American Cancer Society. Day Macz Funeral Home is in care of the Barbara Holstlaw services. On-line condolences and memories of Barbara may be shared with the family at or on their Facebook page.