OBITUARY: Elizabeth Ann K. Holshouser

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Elizabeth Ann K. Holshouser, was born to Daile Dean Keigley and Elizabeth Brent Keigley on July 3, 1948 in Ancon, Panama in the Canal Zone. When her parents became concerned with her safety living in the Zone, she moved to Caruthersville, Missouri to live with her uncle and aunt, Floyd and Thelma Brent Barnhart (Uncle Barney and Aunt “T”), her second set of parents. She graduated from Caruthersville High School in 1966, where she was crowned as “Cotton Blossom Yearbook Queen”.

After graduating high school, she pursued her studies at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. At Murray State, Ann studied education and was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. It is here where she met Tony Holshouser, her husband of 55 years.

Ann and Tony married on April 5,1969. In September 1970, their daughter Lisa Holshouser was born. They remained in Kentucky until 1972 and then moved to Nashville, Tennessee where Ann taught elementary school students, working for Metro Nashville Public Schools for over 30 years.

Ann’s faith was central to her life, and she was a devoted Christian who always showed compassion, kindness, and love for others. She was a lifetime learner and loved to travel; teaching others was her passion. Ann was known for her artistic abilities in painting, calligraphy and needlepoint, to name a few. She was also a perfectionist and loved to organize.

Known as “Honey” to her grandchildren, Ann loved Libby, Lee and Wes with all her heart. She would do anything to help them grow and flourish, whether that meant reading a book, teaching them about snakes or how to ice cookies. They were beyond blessed to have spent so much time with her, especially when she would travel to Belgium to help Lisa.

Ann passed away peacefully on May 25, 2024 after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daile and Elizabeth Keigley and her Uncle Floyd and Aunt Thelma Barnhart. She is survived by her husband, Tony; daughter, Lisa and her husband, Chris Taylor and her grandchildren, Libby, Lee and Wes; and her older brother, Richard Keigley and his wife, Janet of Bozeman, Montana.

Elizabeth Ann Holshouser leaves behind a legacy of love, generosity, and unwavering faith. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her, but her memory will continue to inspire and uplift those whose lives she touched. May she rest in eternal peace, reunited with her heavenly Father.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, Aug 24, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Judson Baptist Church, 4900 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to one of her favorite charities:

Samaritan’s Purse – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/

P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607

Nashville Humane Association – https://nashvillehumane.org/

213 Oceola Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209

Pathways for Little Feet – https://pathwaysforlittlefeet.org/

P.O. Box 4356 Dept 1547, Houston, TX 77210-4356

Lipscomb Academy Chorus – https://www.givecampus.com/campaigns/47353/donations/new

* Please Designate Other: Lipscomb High School Chorus

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.

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