She was born Dec. 20, 1927, in Allen County, Kentucky, and was the daughter of the late Lemuel L. and Louisa Jane (Stenson) Holly.
She was employed at the Putnam County Comprehensive Services until her retirement in 1992. She loved her work and was very good at it. She was a member of The Rock Church, Terre Haute.
She is survived by her children Elma A. Wright and husband Jerry, Brazil, Charlie Patterson and Susan Wilkenson, Brazil, and Roy Patterson and wife Debbi, Greencastle, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will take place Thursday, April 14, 2011, at 1 p.m., at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale, with Bro. Donald Wallace officiating. Visitation will take place Thursday, April 14, 2011, from 11 a.m., until time of service.
Interment will be at Cloverdale Cemetery.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson Steven Patterson, her great-great-grandson Jerry Lee Bennett, her sisters Willie C. Gould, Lissie M. Smith, Christine Shrum and Ellene Lelar Williams, and her brother Calvin V. Holly.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.