Betsy Holton

Betsy L. Holton

Tuesday, December 19th, 1933 - Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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Betsy L. Holton, 86, passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, January 29th, surrounded by family and loved ones.
She was born December 19, 1933 in Atlanta, GA to Alma and Clyde Leachman. Betsy was a proud alumna of the University of Louisville and Atherton High School, where she was a member of the last all girls class in 1951.
Betsy will be remembered for her active role in numerous civic and charitable organizations including the Salvation Army, Kiwanis, Louisville Deaf Oral School, and Norton Hospital Foundation. She also served on the board of Chance School.
She served as a former principal of Minors Lane Elementary, mayor of St. Regis Park, president of the Woman’s Club of Louisville, and a member of Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma, and St. Andrew UCC. She often attended Southeast Christian Church.
Betsy enjoyed travelling, reading and listening to music. She was loved by her friends and colleagues for her compassion, leadership and wisdom. She is predeceased by husband William K Holton, son Robert A. Holton, parents Alma & Clyde Leachman, and her godchild Beverly Kolter.
Her memory will live forever in those she left behind. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Barth (Paul); grandchildren, Jonathan Barth (Chelsea), Jennifer Barth; and family friend Bryce Gass. Also survived by her son, Bill (Moriah); grandchildren, Brett and Brooke; cousin, Doris Wheeler, and her fur baby “Belle”.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road.
Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. Andrew UCC, 2608 Browns Lane. Burial to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America and St. Andrew UCC.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Highlands Funeral Home
    3331 Taylorsville Rd.
    Louisville 40205
  • Service

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 1st, 2020 11:00am
    St. Andrews United Church of Christ
    2608 Browns Lane
    Louisville, Kentucky 40220
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  • Interment

    Cave Hill Cemetery
    701 Baxter Avenue
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Frankye Gordon

Posted at 09:13pm
Betsy and I were best friends as classmates at Atherton. She was a very special lady. May her memory bring you comfort.
Frankye Klein Gordon

Dargle Family

Posted at 03:52am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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