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Kathy Holly
  • December 05, 1953
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  • August 19, 2021

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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.


Service

Location:
Baldwin Brothers Orlando

Date & Time:
September 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM


Cemetery:
Monarch Crematory


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  1. Henry M Holly posted an image:
    17 Sep 2021
    Kathy, Lora, and Mason
    Kathy, Lora, and Mason

  2. Henry M Holly posted an image:
    17 Sep 2021
    Kathy and Lora
    Kathy and Lora

  3. Katrina Voorhees says:
    08 Sep 2021
    I am so sad to hear of my dear friend’s passing. We job shared together for five years and it was the best five years ever! She was a master teacher and I learned so so much from her!! She truly made a wonderful difference in the lives of so many children and teachers that had the privilege to witness her amazing skills in action. She will be greatly missed! Rest in peace my friend! ❤️

  4. Hyemi Holly lit a candle:
    08 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 8, 2021 at 9:58:27 AM

  5. Ly Vu says:
    06 Sep 2021
    Kathy Holly is the most kind , sweet , loyal client that I had done her hair since I got my cosmetologist license in 2001 until the day she pass away ! In my heart and memory she was not only a loyal client , she was a sweet mother , lovely wife , kind heart friend ,so patient and easy going person that I deeply care and love and prayed and I miss her so much !!!
    I know she is in the better place now , no more pain , no more hurt , no more sorrow
    Sweet Kathy !! You be loved and missed deeply

  6. Henry M Holly posted an image:
    05 Sep 2021
    Kathy and H Mason Holly IV
    Kathy and H Mason Holly IV

  7. Henry M Holly posted an image:
    05 Sep 2021
    Teacher Mrs. Holly
    Teacher Mrs. Holly

  8. Henry M Holly posted an image:
    05 Sep 2021
    Kathy's baby picture.
    Kathy's baby picture.

  9. Henry M Holly says:
    05 Sep 2021
    Sweetie
    You were always there for me for 36 years. You raised two lovely children and you took great care of our home and helped me succeed in my engineering and marketing careers. Not only did you make an important contribution to our home, you reached out to so many young children during your 25 years of teaching. You excited so many young minds with your love and passion for learning how to read. You dragged me (literally) out onto the dance floor and showed me how to have fun learning new dance steps together. I know the last years were confusing and troublesome but you were always a kind and gentle person and always kept a smile. Even during difficult times I was always your loving husband and I was so thankful that I could be with you all the way to the finish line. I will always love you Kathy Holly.
    Your Foxie Loxie

  10. Henry M Holly lit a candle:
    05 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 5, 2021 at 9:56:54 PM

  11. Carol Niemi says:
    05 Sep 2021
    There are not enough words to express how deeply you will be missed! It was a pleasure, joy and honor to know you! You diplayed so much joy and love of life ! You were gracious and kind and understanding. You touched so many lives is such postive ways! Together we had so many adventures with the our boys, husbands and mutual friends. We will keep your memory with us always!

  12. Renee Melton lit a candle:
    30 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 30, 2021 at 8:15:33 PM

  13. Joanne johnson lit a candle:
    29 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 29, 2021 at 8:30:33 AM

  14. Julie Good says:
    26 Aug 2021
    A note to my friend Kathy Holly,
    Dearest Kathy, I'm not sure where to begin! I just want you to know that I enjoyed our time together over the past 5 years! It was a pleasure caring for you! You made a lasting impression on me and I will always remember you as you will live in my heart! I will always be so grateful for the times we've spent together; walks in the park whilst feeding the ducks, finding painted rocks in Sanford at Lake Monroe, going to the beach and collecting shells, walking through the mall and getting coffee, shopping, going to the movies, horse back riding, and even theme parks! Boat rides at Disney Springs as well! You were always so sweet and kind! You are so beautiful inside and out! I hope I've brought some happiness and positivity into your life as well! You are loved and forever remembered ! I love you! Rest easy and well for you are FREE!
    Love Always, your forever friend Julie.

  15. Julia Good lit a candle:
    26 Aug 2021
    Lit since August 26, 2021 at 8:39:07 PM

  16. Julia Good says:
    26 Aug 2021
    A note to my friend Kathy Holly.
    Dearest Kathy, I'm not sure where to begin! I just want you to know that I enjoyed our time together over the past 5 years! It was a pleasure caring for you! You made a lasting impression on me and I will ALWALYS remember you as you will live in my heart! I will always be so grateful for the time spent with you; walks in the parks whilst feeding the ducks, finding painted rocks, going to the beach and collecting shells, walking through the mall and getting coffee, shopping, going to the movies, horse back riding, and even theme parks! Boat rides at Disney Springs as well. You were always so sweet and kind. You are so beautiful inside and out! I hope I've brought some happiness and positivity into your life as well! You are loved and will always be remembered! I love you! Rest easy and well for now you are FREE!!!
    Love Always, Your forever friend Julie.

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