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At 107, Oldest Russell Resident Dies

Kora Marie HollingerSpending all but the last two years of her life in Russell County, 107-year-old Kora Hollinger - the oldest Russell resident - died Wednesday, January 16 in Houston, Texas.

Hollinger, born in 1905 in Dorrance, graduated from Russell High School in 1921. She and husband Lloyd owned and operated the Hollinger Drug Store in Russell for 40 years. Hollinger was also a long-time member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church where she played the organ and the piano for over 70 years until her retirement at the age of 95.

A funeral service to honor Hollinger's life will be held Saturday at 11 AM at the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Russell. A full obituary and more information can be found on our Funeral Notices page.

For more on Hollinger's life, CLICK HERE for a story done about her last year by a Houston television station.

Hollinger also had a book written about her in 2011. The author is her granddaughter Ann Hollinger Butenas and the book is titled "Koraspondence: Living Life to the Letter." CLICK HERE for more information.

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