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In Memory of

Faynetta Rose Hollis

July 27, 1924 - November 21, 2016

Obituary


Faynetta R. Hollis, 92, of Franklin and formerly of Bloomfield died Monday, November 21, 2016 in Bell Trace Health and Living Center. She was born July 27, 1924 in Quincy, Illinois to William Larkin Westbrook and Emma Grace Pfaffe Westbrook. She was retired from Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Survivors include a foster son, Walter Welch, Jr. and his wife Bettie of Jacksonville, North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Thelma Hollis of Jacksonville, Florida; a brother-in-law, James D. Hall of Carmel; several nieces and nephews; and her longtime friend, Charlene Dornick of Worthington. She...

Faynetta R. Hollis, 92, of Franklin and formerly of Bloomfield died Monday, November 21, 2016 in Bell Trace Health and Living Center. She was born July 27, 1924 in Quincy, Illinois to William Larkin Westbrook and Emma Grace Pfaffe Westbrook. She was retired from Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Survivors include a foster son, Walter Welch, Jr. and his wife Bettie of Jacksonville, North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Thelma Hollis of Jacksonville, Florida; a brother-in-law, James D. Hall of Carmel; several nieces and nephews; and her longtime friend, Charlene Dornick of Worthington. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lowden W. (Lo) Hollis; two brothers, William F. and Manuel L. Westbrook; and two sisters, W. Grace Westbrook Hall and Clara June Westbrook Burlingham.

Faynetta married Lo on November 13, 1943 while he was serving in the U. S. Army, she retired from Crane in 1960 as secretary to the Supply Officer, she was a past member of the National Secretaries Association, was a licensed cosmetologist, an alumni of Indiana University, a member of the Red Hat Society in Bloomfield, was a pianist for the Gospel Mellowtones Quartet in the 1960's and played for local churches throughout her lifetime. She was of the protestant faith and a writer of human interest stories belonging to several local writers groups with a number of stories published including the National Bulletin of American Association of Retired Persons.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in First Baptist Church in Linton with cremation rites being accorded under the direction of Dermiah-Frye Mortuary, Bloomington. Inurnment will take place at Sugarland Memory Gardens in Washington, Indiana.