November 10, 1930 - January 25, 2021
Barbara Jane (nee Smithson) Hollman, 90, died at Munson Medical Center on Monday, January 25, 2021 from injuries related to a fall. She was able to say goodbye to her beloved husband of 66 years, Charles (Chuck) Hollman, and her children, Susan Hollman Krieger, Thomas and Tammy Hollman, Cheryl Hollman Roberts and David Hollman. She was greeted in Heaven by her son Joseph Hollman. Barb left behind 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, all of whom were very grateful to spend as much time as possible with this wonderful lady. Barb was born in Indiana on November 10, 1930 to Maurice and Marie Smithson. The Smithson siblings - Ann, Barb and her twin Beverly, Carolin, David and Elaine - were raised in Muncie and Fort Wayne. Barb remained a loyal Hoosier basketball fan throughout her life, unless they were playing the Michigan Wolverines. After Barb and Chuck married they moved to Jackson, Michigan and went on to live in Traverse City, Grand Rapids and Alto, Michigan and retired to their 150-year-old farmhouse in Traverse City. They demonstrated true love and joyful sacrifice to their family, always putting each other’s happiness first, and would fall to sleep every night holding hands. Along with raising five children, Barb enjoyed a successful career as a real estate agent and broker, owning her own business. She volunteered for her church and community throughout her life, providing an outstanding example to others of giving. Her passions beyond her husband and family included golf, bridge, Bingo, travel, reading, needlepoint, and watching sports, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. She will be rooting for her favorite former Wolverine, Tom Brady, to win again this year. The Hollman Family would like to thank the kind providers at Munson Health for their compassion, kindness and tender care of Barb during her last days. Services for Barb will be held at a later time when gathering of family and friends can take place safely. Memorial contributions to honor Barb may be directed to The Immaculate Conception Parish Food Pantry, 308 N. Cedar St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
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