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Janet Holdsworth

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Janet Holdsworth, 59, passed away peacefully at home near Manilla, Iowa, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at Sacred Heart Church, Manilla.

Celebration of Life will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Manilla Memorial Hall, Manilla.

Honorary casket bearers will be all of Jan’s nieces and nephews. Interment will be at a later date at Nishnabotna Cemetery, Manilla.

Ohde Funeral Home ( is in charge of arrangements.

Janet Irene, daughter of Edwin Henry and Bernice (Heithoff) Halbur, was born Jan. 25, 1962, in Carroll, Iowa. She grew up with several siblings on a farm southwest of Coon Rapids. Jan attended school at Coon Rapids and graduated with the Class of 1980. She then completed the medical secretary program at Iowa Western Community College. Jan first worked at Physicians Laboratory in Omaha and then for Dr. Dennis Crabb in Denison.

On April 20, 1985, Jan married Mark Holdsworth at Annunciation Church in Coon Rapids. Three children were born to this union. The couple farmed near Manilla. Starting in 1991, Janet worked at the Manilla Insurance Agency.

Jan was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Manilla. She enjoyed walking, tending to her flowers, reading and talking. For many years, she enjoyed her time with “Friday Night, Girls Night.” Jan loved her kids and grandkids and enjoyed attending their ballgames and concerts.

Jan is survived by her husband: Mark Holdsworth, of Manilla; children: Kyle (Elen) Holdsworth of Sergeant Bluff, Aaron Holdsworth of Manilla and Kiley (Cole) Blair of Lake City; four grandchildren: Maximus and Zoey Holdsworth and Maverick and Ivy Blair; mother: Bernice Halbur, of Coon Rapids; siblings: Joyce Dowell (Jim) of Kansas City, Missouri; Don Halbur (Val) of Springfield, Missouri; Dave Halbur (Chris McKenney) of Coon Rapids; Rick Halbur (Nadine) of Adel; Judy Oswald (Mike) of Coon Rapids; Doug Halbur (Lisa) of Omaha, Nebraska; and Denny Halbur (Julie) of Coon Rapids; brother-in-law Jerry Holdsworth of Manilla; sister-in-law Susan Ballantine (Donny) of Vail; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father: Ed Halbur; brother Dale Halbur; brother-in-law Andy Holdsworth; and Mark’s parents: Raymond and Donna Holdsworth.

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