Barbara Ann Holliday, 84, passed away July 11, 2019 at 6:10 p.m. at Seton St. Vincent Hospital.

She was the daughter of Jesse (Bud) Ridge and Rosanna (Perron) Deforge.

On April 10, 1953 she married Gerald Holliday. Mr. Holliday preceded her in death. For more than 40 years, Gerald and Barbara Holliday created one of the largest Christmas lights displays in the state of Indiana, boasting more than 60,000 light bulbs and several old-fashioned figurines. The display covered all three acres of their property. Mr. and Mrs. Holliday would dress up as Mr. and Mrs. Claus, greeting all visitors and passersby with warmth, cheer, and Christmas music. In addition, Mrs. Holliday was an avid mushroom hunter, many times competing to be the first to find the best mushroom spots and claiming to have found the largest one.

Survivors include her son Bill (Laura) Holliday of Cicero; her daughter Barbara Jean (Scott) Hathaway, of Fishers; four grandchildren, Corey, Casey, Codey Holliday and Ryan (Heather) Bisard; one great-granddaughter, Eleanor Bisard; brothers John (Dianne) Ridge, Francis (Renate) Ridge, Rex (Janice) Ridge of Seminole Fla. and Larry (Sharon) Ridge of Dartmouth Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Doris Jean Smith and Elizabeth Marlow, and brothers Vernon Ridge and Phillip Ridge.

A graveside is scheduled for Saturday July 20, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan, with Pastor Carol Fritz, and Pastor George Cooper officiating.

Memorial donations can be made to the Sheridan Fire Department 506 S. Main St. Sheridan Indiana 46069. All are invited to share memories at