Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Holdcroft, of Zanesville, died at 12:55 P.M. on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at Altercare of Zanesville. She was born May 1, 1929, in Zanesville, a daughter of the late Homer James and Nellie Elizabeth (Knapp) Kirby. She retired from Thrift Drug, was a member of Market Street Baptist Church for seventy three years, Muskingum County Genealogical Society, American Baptist Women’s Ministry, Lydia Circle, and Truthseekers Class.
She is survived by a daughter, Catherine Helen Smith; a granddaughter, A. Maria (Jason) Autry; a sister, Barbara Dunmead; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ray Holdcroft whom she married June 11, 1950; a daughter, Ann Elizabeth Holdcroft; a sister, Bonnie Cain; a brother, James H. Kirby; brothers-in-laws, Don Dunmead, and Don Cain; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Kirby; and sister and brother-in-law, Richard and Betty Harmer.
A Private Family Service will be held at BOLIN-DIERKES FUNERAL HOME, 1271 BLUE AVENUE, ZANESVILLE with Pastor Howard Thompson officiating. She will be laid to rest at Poplar Fork Cemetery, Gratiot.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Market Street Baptist Church, 140 North 6th Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 or to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055.
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