Loretta M. Holt

December 30, 1926 – August 1, 2010

Loretta M. Holt, 83, of Richmond, Mo., formerly of Orrick and Kansas City, died Sunday, August 1, 2010 at the North Kansas City Hospital.

Loretta was born in Orrick, Mo., on December 30, 1926 to Theodore and Gladys (Lee) Knutter.

She was united in marriage to Raymond H. Holt on October 15, 1949. She was a homemaker, devoted wife and mother. She was a member of the Baptist faith. Loretta loved her family and the time spent with them. She also loved to fish and watch birds. She had a great love for nature.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Gladys Knutter, her husband, Raymond H. Holt in 1987, sisters, Mary Hughes and Sally Knutter, and a brother, John Knutter.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Mary Ann Holt of Richmond, Mo.; granddaughter, Stacey Holt of Kansas City; grandson, Jason Holt of Kansas City; a sister, Dorothy Ferns Knutter of Kansas City, Mo.; brothers, Amos Knutter of Orrick, Mo., David Knutter of St. Joseph, Mo., LeRoy Knutter and wife, Pat, of Warsaw, Mo., and Tom Knutter and wife, Ruth, of Kansas City, Mo.; several nephews and nieces; and her beloved dog, Angel.

The family will greet friends on Thursday, August 5, 2010 from `11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at South Point Cemetery, Orrick, Mo., with the Rev. Mike Shane officiating.


Ray, Mary Ann, Stacey and Jason,
Ray and I were sorry to hear the news about Aunt Loretta. Our thought and prayers are with you.
Carol & Ray Hughes – Haverland

Ray sorry to hear about your mother our thoughts are with the family at this time
Dale Myers