Sherry Hollingsworth, 81

Sherry Hollingsworth, 81, of Pleasant Hope, formerly of Ozark County, died Jan. 13, 2018, in a hospice facility in Buffalo of conditions related to old age. Funeral services were private.

She was born Aug. 25, 1936, in her grandparents’ home in Rogers, Arkansas, the eldest of the seven children of Lester and Lorene Seats Elzey. She was educated at Pittsburg State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kansas, where she studied Old Testament Greek and Hebrew. Early membership in the Civil Air Patrol led to a hitch in the Navy as a flight instructor during the Cuban missile crisis. 

In 1962 she married John Hollingsworth, and they lived in rural Ozark County for many years. 

She is survived by her children, Jon Hollingsworth  of Springfield, Carrie Hollingsworth of Pleasant Hope, Tim Hollingsworth  and Jeff Hollingsworth, both  of Greene County, Matt Hollingsworth of Peveley, and Susan Litwin of Dundee, Illinois; seven grandchildren; and siblings Lane Elzey of California, Edward Elzey of Indiana and Ellen Elzey of Sydney Australia.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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