Agnes M. Hollister age 88, of Hastings passed away on March 5, 2016 at Thornapple Manor.

She was born March 15, 1927 in Hastings to and graduated from Hastings High School in 1945. Harry B. (Zip) and Mary Ellen (Brooks) Thompson

Agnes was married to Robert Hollister for 25 years with whom she had two children.

She worked for Pennock Hospital in Hastings as a Ward Clerk and retired as a Secretary from Perfected Grave Vault in 1992.

She was a 4-H Dog Obedience Leader, a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings, and a member of the Church Circle and the Hospital Guild. She enjoyed reading, music, dogs, especially Airedales, playing bingo, and spending time in the courtyard at Thornapple Manor and watching the hummingbirds there.

Agnes loved life, her family and friends. This included her new family that she loved, and who loved her, at Thornapple Manor.

Her family would like to thank the staff of Thornapple Manor for their kind and compassionate care during her stay there.

Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mary Thompson; brother, Harry (Bud) Thompson, Jr.; sister, Lillian (Thompson) Taffee; and nephews, Patrick Taffee and John Taffee.

She is survived by her son, David (Martha) Hollister; daughter, Mary (Frank Pergolizzi) Hollister; grandsons, Jon (Jisue Lee) Hollister and Steve Hollister; step-grandchildren, Lauren (Ryan Keating) Azevedo and Lindsay Azevedo; nephews, Steve (Gloria) Taffee and their daughter Sarah; and Eric (Cathy) Thompson and their children..

Agnes family will receive friends on Thursday March 10, 2016 from 6-8 PM at Lauer Family Funeral Home Wren Chapel 1401 N. Broadway in Hastings. Memorial Services will be held on Friday March 11, 2016 at 12 Noon at the Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Birchfield officiating. Private interment will take place in Freeport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Agness name to Thornapple Manor 2700 Nashville Rd, Hastings, Michigan 49058, Great Lakes Hospice Foundation P.O. Box 55, Jackson, Michigan 49204, or the American Stroke Association

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