Patricia Holtzclaw, 75, of Carmi in the Maunie area, passed on this life peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Pat as most called her was born in Vandalia, IL on November 13, 1944 to the late Perry and Maude (Huddleston) Walker. On December 19, 1964 she married Rev. Lloyd “Sonny” Holtzclaw who preceded her in death in 2005. They had enjoyed over 40 years of marriage.
Pat was a very faithful person always by the side of late husband in the First Apostolic Church in New Haven, IL for many years. She was a great pianist, playing in her church for years, at funerals, and other churches in later years. She was a hardworking homemaker raising her family, a seamstress, quilter, and always raised a big garden. You would always see her on election day as a judge, and in her later years did a lot of volunteering. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many.
Pat is survived by 2 sons, Todd (Joni) Holtzclaw of Carmi, and Douglas (Dorothy) Holtzclaw of West Branson, MO, 3 daughters, Gayle (Lee) Lane of Carmi, Barbara Zirbel of Carmi, Carla Sutton of Checotah, OK Grandchildren Denny Holtzclaw, Amity, Jeff, Brisha, Scott Williams, Tresa Fort, Abbi Harbin, Emmi Lane, Thomas Zirbel, Steven Lusk, and Mary Mazar, Great Grandchildren Reid Fort, Landon Neathammer, Madyson, Brooklyn, and Gannon Holtzclaw, Hayden, Braxton, Serenity, Joselyn and Jeffrey Williams, Sienna Reeves, Bayley Alverson, Triston Riuz, Brittany Sommers and Jacob Lusk. Sisters of the heart, Cheryl Houck and Ruth Ann Summers. She was also preceded in death by son in laws, Chuck Sutton and Tom Zirbel
A private funeral service will be held at the First Apostolic Church in New Haven, with Rev. Butch Gowins officiating and she will be interred at the Marshall Ferry Cemetery near Dogtown. She will be interred next to husband.
Cox & Son Funeral Home in New Haven is entrusted with the arrangements where you may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com