Obituary for Kathy Sue McCracken Holly
December 5, 1953 – August 19, 2021
Kathy Sue McCracken Holly was born on December 5, 1953 and passed away August 19, 2021. Kathy was born in Beaver Falls PA and moved to Louisville KY in 1963. She attended Valley High in Louisville Valley Station KY where she graduated in June 1971 and was named Miss Valley High Calendar Girl 1971. Kathy attended the University of Central Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor degree in teaching in May 1988. Kathy was an elementary school teacher for over 25 years before she retired in May 2015. Kathy taught kindergarten and 1st grade throughout her teaching years at Partin Elementary and Keeth Elementary Schools in Seminole County Florida. Kathy loved the outdoors, hiking the Appalachian Trail, ballroom dancing, and bicycling. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. Preceded in death are her parents Robert Caldwell McCracken and Lenore Ruth Carothers of Beaver Falls, PA. Kathy is survived by her Husband of 36 years Henry Mason Holly III; brother Robert Caldwell McCracken II (wife Gail) of Nashville TN, daughter Lora Krauth Pepe of Winter Springs FL, son Henry Mason Holly IV (wife Hyemi) of Germantown MD, grandson Matthew Ryan Pepe, and granddaughter Emma Jisu Holly.
Gathering of friends will be held at Baldwin Brothers Society – Orlando Florida location on Friday September 10, 2021 from 2:00 PM until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please make memorials in the name of Kathy Sue McCracken Holly to VITAS Community Connection PO Box 645352 Cincinnati, OH 45264, www.VITASCommunityConnection.org.