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Mrs. Emma Lee (May) Holtsberry

1937 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Mrs. Emma Lee (May) Holtsberry Obituary
Emma Lee Holtsberry, born October 19, 1937, in Hillsdale, Michigan to Roy and Tillie May, passed away on October 8, 2016.

She is predeceased in death by her parents, sister June Davis, brother-in-law Tom Davis, grandson Sean Holtsberry, and nephew Tom Davis.

Emma Lee graduated from Jonesville High School, in Jonesville, Michigan and then from Michigan State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

She taught for many years in Michigan, Ohio and Delaware.

Later in her career, she returned to school to complete her Certification as a Paralegal in law, and worked in that capacity for many years, before her retirement.

She was a strong supporter of her husband's career and followed him as their family moved from different towns in Michigan, Cincinnati, OH, and Wilmington, DE. When they retired, they first moved to Maryville, TN, then chose to be closer to her son and moved to Exton, PA, where she last resided.

She enjoyed travel, fine dining, crossword puzzles, candies, Elvis Presley, and most of all her family.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Holts Her family will both love and miss her greatly…

A funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at the James J. Terry Funeral Home 736 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, where friends may call from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Interment ceremony will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation to the 339 Market St. Suite 102 Phila. Pa 19106 www.alz.org .
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Oct. 12, 2016
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