Arlene Lucille Holtzclaw

Arlene Lucille Holtzclaw, 87, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab at Gallatin, Mo.

Arlene was born in Spickard, Mo., on March 31, 1933, the daughter of Talbert and Effie (Fair) King. She was united in marriage to Jack J. Holtzclaw September4, 1950. He survives in the home.

Additional survivors include children, daughter, Patricia K. Long (Dennis) of Excelsior Springs, Mo., son, Jerry Holtzclaw (Virginia) of Mesa, Ariz., and son, Benjamin Holtzclaw (Amanda) of Brevard, N.C.; grandchildren, Jason Long (Stacy), Kristina Busby (Roger), Samantha Holtzclaw, Brandon Hudlemeyer (Rhonda), Kyle Hudlemeyer (Brooke) and Matthew Holtzclaw; great-grandchildren, Tyler Long (Destiny), Sean Long, Bryson Busby, Christopher Hudlemeyer, and Benjamin Hudlemeyer; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Henry Holtzclaw, and mother-in-law, Edna; one daughter, Jacqueline L. (Holtzclaw) Hudlemeyer; son, Henry M. Holtzclaw (Sue); brothers, Rex Hubert, Donald, Edward, Harold and Edward King; sisters, Ruth Pettegrew (Ray), and Ann Anderson; and niece, Janet Pettegrew.

Arlene was baptized at a young age. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Excelsior Springs, Mo. She grew up in Trento, Mo., and graduated from Trenton High School. After marriage, Arlene traveled with Jack for his work as a construction superintendent before settling in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Arlene spent her time as a homemaker and raising their five children. She enjoyed her family with many wonderful gatherings. She also was an amazing quilter completing numerous beautiful quilts which her family continues to enjoy. She was a member of Calico Quilters Quilt Club, participating with numerous projects and quilt showings. She in life worked many years at Western Auto in Excelsior Springs, Mo., and 15 years at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., where she retired from.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Bross & Spidle Funeral Home.

Our Sincere Condolences

So very sorry for your loss.
Kim White

Sending condolences to Jack and their kids.  As you know she was a wonderful lady. Always kind and caring.  I will miss her checking on my family from time to time.  God Bless.
Darin King

So sorry for the Holtzclaw family’s loss. We always enjoyed visiting with Aunt Arlene and Uncle Jack. She was a wonderful person and we’re blessed to have had her in our lives.
Robert Pettegrew

We are so sad for your loss. We always loved visiting with you and Jack when we visited home. You are missed in our hearts. Love you all.
Tom and Barbara  Pettegrew and family

We are so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.
Kat & Eric Brintzinghoffer