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Janett Molly Holbrook

November 14, 1943 — August 9, 2022

Janett "Molly" Holbrook

This is the day we honor and celebrate the life of Janett Holbrook, better known as Molly Gilgour, born November 14, 1943, along with her twin brother, Jarrett, better known as Timbrook Gilgour. They were welcomed into the large family of Clyde and Louetta (Stout) Gilgour in Breckenridge, MO. As the story goes, the proud father announced to friends that their “babies are now coming two-at-a-time”. A baby sister, Brenda June, arrived five years later to complete the family. Molly had plenty of guidance and no doubt teasing from the six older siblings – Howard Dean, James Gene, Carolyn, John Henry, and Danny. They all attended and were active in school at Breckenridge. Molly and Tim graduated from BHS with the class of 1962. That summer Molly and Gary Taylor, also of Breckenridge, were married September 13,in Norfolk, VA. He had enlisted in the Navy months before.
During those early years the young couple moved several times to the location of his duty, before returning to Missouri to live. By that time, they had been blessed with three daughters – Patsy Lou, Darlene Renee, and Terri Lynn. Back in Missouri, the family moved to Oak Grove in 1978, living there the years the girls were in school, with all three graduating from Oak Grove High School. A move to Blue Springs in 1987 led to Molly’s years of employment in local supermarkets, advancing to bakery/deli manager from the experience earned at Food Barn, Food for Less and later Price Chopper. The best 10 years were the ones when Darlene, a talented cake decorator, also worked at Food for Less. After 42 years of marriage, with their daughters married and starting families of their own, Gary and Molly divorced.
Having grown up in a home with floors swept clean and dishes not allowed to linger in the sink, Molly always took pride in a clean and tidy home. She was an excellent cook. Fried chicken was her specialty-she served it generously and often, much to the delight of family and guests.
It is interesting to note that the after supper habit of watching Wheel of Fortune together led Molly and Terri Lynn to their claim to fame. On April 8, 2005, they were contestants on the TV show starring Pat Sajak and Vanna White, filmed at the Kansas City Convention Center-Bartle Hall. Molly’s brother, John Henry, and wife Judy were in the audience. The girls won separate luxury hotel stays in the Caribbean – Turks & Caicos. Molly had a close bond with each of her brothers and sisters. For example, she would be invited every year to spend a week or two with sister Carolyn and Don in Florida. On a return flight to Kansas City, by chance she was seated next to a man from Amarillo, TX. She said they talked all the way to KC, then exchanged phone numbers. After several months, Gary Holbrook proposed. They married, but Molly could not be content in Texas so far from family. The couple divorced.
In 2013, Molly moved to Chillicothe into a duplex, just up the street from Timbrook and wife Carolyn. She soon was working at Hy-Vee grocery in the breakfast/lunch area. Her friendly service and quick smile made her a favorite employee with customers. She retired in 2020. Daughter Terri Lynn and husband Mike had rented the other side of the duplex to be near her mom on weekends and holidays. It proved to be an excellent arrangement, especially when Molly’s health began to decline this past year. Molly’s daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and three “greats” were the light of her life. That light dimmed with the unexpected death of her beloved daughter Patsy Lou Milburn on December 1, 2020.
Molly loved her numerous nieces and nephews. In turn they treated Aunt Molly royally and respectfully, usually giving her the first hug and greeting at family gatherings, which were often at Tim and Carolyn’s through the years. Sometimes we associate material things with people. For Molly it would be rocking chairs. The story is told that little Molly and Tim had their own little rockers and spent considerable time rocking in unison. Years later, she rocked for relaxation, but mostly she enjoyed rockin’ babies. With Darlene and Terri by her side, Molly passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, August 9, 2022, at the age of 79, at Livingston Manor in Chillicothe, where she resided the past several months.
She is survived by two daughters, Darlene (Jeff) Turner of Blue Springs and Terri Lynn (Mike) Tittone, Kansas City, and son-in-law Jeffrey Milburn, Grain Valley; Seven grandchildren – Dusty Likins, Summer Likins, Tiffany Turner, Bridgett Turner, Ayden Tittone, Maxx Tittone, and Mitchell Tittone; Three great grandchildren – Brody, Kloe and William; Brother, Tim (Carolyn) Gilgour, Chillicothe ;Two sisters, Carolyn Mueller, Jacksonville, FL, and Brenda Thompson, Waterford, WI ; and two sisters-in-law, Dixie Gilgour, Chillicothe, and Judy Gilgour, Blue Springs .
One could say Molly was small in stature but had the heart and spirit of a giant.
Funeral services will be held at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Sunday, August 14, 2022. A scheduled visitation will be held at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Sunday, August 14, 2022 From 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Breckenridge, Missouri. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. Online condolences may be made to www.lindleyfuneralhome.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.



The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Livingston Manor and Three Rivers Hospice that went above and beyond with their loving kindness to take care of Miss Molly.
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