She was born on 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 Wilkerson of Brazil and Roy Patterson and wife Debbi of Greencastle; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
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.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale with Brother Donald Wallace officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11 a.m. until service time. Interment will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.whitakerfuneralhome.net.