Emma Lee Holts­berry of Ex­ton, PA

1937-2016

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Emma Lee Holts­berry, born October 19, 1937, in Hills­dale, Michi­gan to Roy and Til­lie May, passed away on October 8, 2016.

She is pre­de­ceased 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 Holts­berry, of 58 years; her son Bryan Holts­berry, and his fam­ily, from Las Cruces, NM; and her son Todd Holts­berry of Ex­ton, PA.

Her fam­ily will both love and miss her greatly.

A fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Wed­nes­day, October 12, 2016 at 7 P.M 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 Pri­vate. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily asks that you please make a do­na­tion to the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion, 339 Mar­ket St., Suite 102, Phila. Pa 19106 www.alz.org

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