Myrtle Beth Hollis

Myrtle Beth (Michael) Hollis, a life-long resident of Frankfort, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, October 13, 2022, at Wesley Manor.  Myrtle was born July 24, 1922, in Frankfort, to Samuel, Sr. and Alma (Jacobs) Michael.

She graduated from Frankfort High School in 1940, followed by attendance at Huffer’s Beauty Academy in Frankfort.  After graduating from beauty school, Myrtle worked throughout her life as a beautician at Logansport Beauty Shop, Clinton Beauty Shop, Thrasher’s Coulter Hotel, and Wesley Manor.

She married James R. Hollis on March 8, 1952, and they later divorced.  In 1997, Myrtle became acquainted with Fred Andrews, and they were a loving couple until Fred’s death in 2013.

She was a member of Sigma Alpha Chi Sorority for many years, a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, and a previous member of the Presbyterian Church.

Myrtle was a loving mother, aunt, sister, neighbor, and friend.  Eighty members of her extended family and friends joined together on July 24, 2022, to celebrate Myrtle’s 100th birthday.

She is survived by her son, James Hollis, Jr.; her Andrews “sons”, Tom (Kathy) and George; her sister, Janet Smith Conner; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friend, Carol Crum.

In addition to Fred Andrews, Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Betty Marley; and her brother, Samuel C. Michael, Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Genda Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Messages of condolence are welcomed at

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  1. What a super great lady Miss Myrtle was. Enjoyed Sunday breakfasts after church with her many many times. She was one very classy lady. RIP my friend with a life well lived.

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