Blanche Hollowoa, a compassionate soul and a beacon of love, was born on November 3, 1931, in Ben Hur, AR. Her life was a testament to her unwavering faith and her generous spirit. Even as we mourn her passing on September 27, 2023, we find comfort in the countless lives she touched during her 74 years of residence in Russellville, Arkansas. \n\nKnown for her thoughtful nature, Blanche dedicated countless hours to the Church of the Nazarene in Russellville. She served on the church board, taught Sunday school, and devoted her time to keep the church clean and welcoming. Her life echoed the teachings in Galatians 5:22-23, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Blanche's love for gardening, crochet, sewing, and cooking were extensions of her nurturing spirit, and her daily Bible readings were the foundation of her unwavering faith.\n\nBlanche, a loving prayer warrior, always put others before herself. Her words of wisdom, "pray about it, turn it over to the Lord completely, and thank Him every day for how He is going to work it out," were a testament to her deep faith and trust in God's plan. She was a cherished housewife, a role she embraced with grace and love, offering comfort, guidance, and a listening ear to all who sought it.\n\nBlanche's love lives on in her daughters Jan Parker (Don Ivey) and Lisa (Shelby) Barnett; her grandchildren Hannah (Matt) Lutz, Hallie (Blake) Shirron, Christian (Amber) Barnett, Allen (Micki) Parker, and Steven (Virginia) Parker; her great grandchildren, Daniel Parker, Jace Parker, Raegan Parker, Landon Parker, Kristen Parker, Ashley Parker, Dylan Parker, and Ella McCrotty; her great- great grandchildren, Blair and Brady Parker; her sister Pauline Harmon; and numerous friends and church members. She now joins her beloved spouse James Hollowoa, her parents Bruce and Martha Collins, and her siblings Arthur, Howard, John, Dyke, James, Esley, Clyde, Polly, Ruby, and Martha and her son-in-law, Dan R Parker in eternal rest.\n\nWe invite you to join us in celebrating Blanche's life at the visitation on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 4:00-6:00pm pm CDT at Humphrey Funeral Service, 2801 West Main Street, Russellville, Arkansas, 72801. The graveside service will be held on Monday, October 2, 2023, at 2:00 pm CDT at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 2500 South Knoxville Avenue, Russellville, Arkansas, 72802.\n\nWe encourage you to share your favorite memories of Blanche and upload photos to her memorial page as a tribute to her impactful life. It is our hope that these stories and images will serve as a comforting reminder of Blanch's generous spirit, compassionate heart, and enduring legacy.