Lucinda, “Lucy” Holley died peacefully on July 30, 2022 in hospice care at Meadowbrook Health Center. She is survived by her partner, Mary Kraus, her siblings Jean and Mark Holley (all of Urbana, IL), her nephew, Nathan Holley (Birdie) of Fennville, MI, and niece Kayti Kawachi (Brent) of Peoria, IL. Her parents, Bertrand and Janet Finlayson Holley of Charleston, IL preceded her in death. Lucy was born in Charleston, IL, graduating from Charleston High School where she co-hosted a radio program and edited the year book. Subsequently she attended the University of Illinois where she completed her BS and MS degrees. She taught speech classes at Northern Illinois University and then worked at Alcoa in the Quad Cities and in Danville, IL. She was a devoted animal lover and was hoping to be re-united with her dogs and cats. Her twinkling blue eyes, ready wit, and generous laugh will be remembered by those whose lives she touched. She loved her Lab Ladies, her corgis, her current dog, Half-Pint, anything purple, and Gilmore Girls. Donations in her name can be directed to local animal shelters or the Humane Society. A memorial service will be planned for a future date.
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