Obituary: Edward B. Holton
Services for Edward B. Holton, 87, Independence, Mo., were last Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence.
Mr. Holton, 87, died Oct. 28, 2006, at Carmel Hills Living Center in Independence. He was born June 26, 1919, the son of Thomas and Catherine Lynch Holton, rural Tonganoxie.
He studied chemistry at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army. During World War II, he served in Europe on the staff of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. He left the Army as a captain in 1946.
He later graduated from St. Louis University Medical School and in 1951, took over a medical practice in Independence. He was on the staff of the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital, now Independence Regional Health Center. He was president of that hospital's staff in 1957 and 1958. He served as medical director at Amoco Oil Co., Sugar Creek, Mo., for many years and as a physician at the T.J. Lipton Co. for seven years. He was a member of Nativity of Mary Catholic Church in Independence. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Sertoma Club.
He married Lucille Smith Feb. 16, 1946, in Independence. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Kaplan, Las Vegas, and Ellen P. Holton, Los Angeles; and three sons, Timothy P. Holton, St. Ann, Mo.; Brian E. Holton, Paoli, Pa., and Sean M. Holton, Orlando, Fla.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Nativity of Mary Building Fund, 10017 E. 36th Ter., Independence, Mo. 64052.