Ann Klaus Holloman, 80, a long-time resident of Jackson, MS, died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Madison, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Ann was the daughter of Edith Calmes Klaus and Julius L. Klaus, Jr., of Macon, MS. Visitation was held on May 22, 2019 at Parkway Funeral Home followed by a graveside service with Reverend John Patterson officiating.
Ann was born February 3, 1939 and grew up in her beloved Macon with her two younger sisters and across the street from her grandmother who spoiled her. After graduation from high school, she attended Mount Vernon Seminary for Girls in Washington D.C. After her freshman year, she transferred to Ole Miss where she became a member of Delta Gamma sorority and was an Ole Miss Beauty. Oh, how she loved Ole Miss and Delta Gamma! Wherever she was, Ann would ask anyone standing beside her “Where are your people from?” And nine times out of ten, she knew or had some connection to them. She had a memory of amazing connections and stories. She knew no stranger. She loved her dogs, Rebel, Cricket, and Dallas who passed before her. Ann was not to be considered a cook! She said she could not make anything with more than three ingredients (water, salt, and pepper).
After graduation from Ole Miss, she married John Holliday Holloman, III, from Columbus, MS, where John practiced law and was a member of the Mississippi legislature. They later moved to Washington, D. C., where John served as a member of the U.S. Judicial Committee under Senator Eastland. While there, Ann joined the Junior League of Washington, D.C. She so enjoyed it and all the entertaining in Washington.
They moved back to Mississippi where John entered a private law firm in Jackson. Not long after they returned, President Gerald Ford appointed John to be on the Federal Power Commission 1975-1977, where he was elected to be Vice Chairman. Ann and their children stayed in Jackson and he commuted.
Ann and John were members of Saint Andrews Episcopal Church. For many years she participated in Wednesday night Bible group. She enjoyed playing tennis at River Hills with her good friends and teammates. She enjoyed her membership in her luncheon clubs, the Heritage Antique Club and Rebecca Cravat DAR. She and her closest friend, Judy Morris, started a regular movie night on Fridays, which through the years grew into a dinner/movie group. She saw her last thriller, “US”, with her friend three weeks before her passing. She loved thrillers and scary movies.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband John in 2008. She was loved and admired by her family and many friends and will be sorely missed. She is survived by her daughters, Edie H. Jackson (Gil), and Haley Holloman Clardy of Madison; her granddaughters, Ann Louise Jackson, Callie Jackson, Katherine Clardy, and Caroline Clardy; her sisters, Evelyn Trabue (Tommy) of Nashville, Tennessee, and Judy Suttle of Birmingham, Alabama; nieces and other family members and friends.
She was a great lover of animals. Please send memorials to CARA, 960 North Flag Chapel Road, Jackson, MS 39209 or any other charity of your choice.
Ann Klaus Holloman