Peacefully and surrounded by her family, Mary Allyce Holland-Bour passed away at home in Elkhart, Indiana, on April 30, 2022, at the age of 54. Allyce bravely battled pancreatic cancer for over four years. She is survived by her devoted husband James Bour; her two wonderful sons, Evan Bour and Grant Bour; and her dear kitty Bree. Other loving family members include her mother, Mary Costin of Peru, IN; sister Anastasia Holland Harnden (Kenneth) of Plainwell, MI; her in-laws Richard and Teresa Bour of Kokomo, IN; Robert and Sue Bour of Kokomo, IN; and Timothy and Mary Vas of Kokomo, IN. In addition, Allyce leaves behind 10 nephews, 2 nieces, her aunt Mina Holland Burke, and many loving cousins, especially Gerrie-Anne Mohr LaFay, Shelly Tracy, Stephanie Doran and Drew Doran. Preceding her in death was her father John West (Jerry) Holland and numerous aunts and uncles. A 1986 Peru High School graduate, Allyce attended Tri-State University where she met her husband Jim. In 1993 she completed her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University at South Bend, and in 2002 she obtained her master’s degree from there as well. Allyce served as a guidance counselor for Jimtown High School until her retirement in 2017 where she touched countless young lives. She also enjoyed coaching tennis there, as the sport was a lifelong hobby. Allyce greatly enjoyed spending time in Hilton Head, traveling, shopping, exploring architecture and design, and attending her favorite football teams’ games: Notre Dame, Ball State and the Indianapolis Colts. She never met a stranger, and her witty one-liners kept everyone laughing and on their toes. Allyce had an incredible memory, but it is her incredible life that will live on in our memories. Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 8 at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home at 84 West Main, Peru, IN. A mass of Christian burial will be said at St. Charles Catholic Church, 58 West Fifth Street, Peru, at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6 with Rev. Adam Mauman officiating. Pallbearers include Evan Bour, Grant Bour, Trey Harnden, Samuel Harnden, Abram Harnden and Greg Dean. A luncheon will immediately follow at Riverview Event Center, 421 West Canal, Peru, IN. The committal service will take place at 3 p.m. in Kokomo, IN. Memorial donations may be made to The Scratching Post Cat Shelter in Peru. A memory or message of condolence may be left at Eddyfuneralhomes.com.
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