Nancy K. "Kay" Hollinger

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Nancy Katherine "Kay" Hollinger, 107, of Sykesville, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Fairhaven Retirement Village in Sykesville.

Born July 16, 1905, in Grayson, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Dexter and Sarah Martha Dickson Hamon. She was the wife of the late K. Ray Hollinger, who she married Sept. 29, 1926.

Her family moved to Indiana in 1907 and she attended schools in Indiana and Ohio. She was a graduate of Richmond Business College and worked for Richmond Electric Company.

She and her husband lived in Dayton, Ohio, Clarendon, Va., and Baltimore before moving to Westminster in 1938. She was an active member of the Westminster Church of the Brethren and the Congregational Church of Ft. Lauderdale. She was past president of the Carroll County Garden Club. She had been a director and officer of Davis Buick.

Since she and her husband returned to Westminster from retirement in Florida in 1996 she had been living at Fairhaven.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Joyce and Richard Myerly, of Oberlin, Ohio; son and daughters-in-law Byron and Pat Roop Hollinger, and Joan Royer Hollinger, all of Westminster; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandsons.

She was predeceased by a son, S. Ray Hollinger; a sister, Hazel Hamon; and brothers Lawrence and Samuel Hamon.

A memorial and celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Church of the Brethren, Bond and Park streets, Westminster, with the Rev. Jim Benedict, pastor of Union Bridge Church of the Brethren officiating. Private interment will be held at another time.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be sent to The Westminster Church of the Brethren, 1 Park Place, Westminster, MD 21157.

Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 2, 2012
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