Gladys Ann Bohne Hollan, age 88, of Crockett passed away on April 22, 2017 at the Cartmell Nursing Home in Palestine after a prolonged battle with Lewy Body Dementia. She lived most of her life in McGregor before moving to Crockett in 2005. Gladys was born October 8, 1928, in Comanche Springs, to Bill and Annie Bohne. She was the oldest of two children. She graduated from McGregor High School in 1946 and began working for the family business as a young girl. Her family was instrumental in the livestock industry of central Texas, owning Bohne’s Livestock and Meat Packing Plant. Gladys worked as bookkeeper and buyer for this business from 1945 to 1995.
In addition to a lively career, Gladys was very involved in the civic life of her town. She was a volunteer for the McGregor Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of the McGregor Gardening Club. She loved dancing and was a long time participant in the Waco Square Dancing Association, serving several terms as president.
A Godly woman, she was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church of McGregor until moving in 2005. Upon moving to Crockett, Gladys continued her civic activities by joining the Crockett Garden Club and volunteering for the Houston County Historical Society. She also joined the First United Methodist Church and remained a devoted parishioner until her death.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Annie Bohne. She is survived by one brother, Wilbur Bohne of McGregor; son, James Geltemeyer and wife, Gwen of San Antonio; daughter, Nancy Geltemeyer West and husband, Steve of Crockett; grandchildren, Jenifer West and James Ashley of Crockett, Matthew West and wife, Ashley of Cypress, Abby Geltemeyer Salas and husband, Nielson of Houston, and Carrie Geltemeyer Shough and husband, Jerrod of Lindale; great-grandchildren, Jesse Drabek, Daphne Davis, Carlie Davis, Mason West, Avery West, Amara Salas, Savanah Salas and James Shough; and other special nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel in Crockett with Rev. Kenn Somerville officiating. Visitation was held Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crockett, 701 East Goliad Ave. Crockett, TX 75835 or the Zion Lutheran Church of McGregor, P.O. Box 156, McGregor, TX 76657.
Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.