Carolyn Kay Holle, age 75, passed away February 12, 2020 at her home. Visitation will be Monday, February 17, 2020 at Langsford Funeral Home from 9-10am. Services will begin at 10am and burial will follow at Lee’s Summit Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to VFW 7397, Lenexa, Kansas.
Mrs. Carolyn Kay Holle was born June 22, 1944 in Independence, Missouri. She was the daughter of Ben Gough and Bernadine Covington. As a little girl, she accepted Christ into her heart and was baptized at First Baptist Church of Buckner, Missouri. She graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1962. She became a mother to Troy, Robin, and Debbie and considered motherhood to be one of her greatest honors. Carolyn was instrumental in her children’s faith in the Lord and taught them many life lessons that will continue to be passed down for generations.
Carolyn was later united in marriage to the love of her life, Norman Holle on July 20, 1985. She and Norman combined their talents and began a successful real estate company, Holle Homes, in Olathe, Kansas. Carolyn received countless awards in real estate, including being a member of the Million Dollar Club in her first year as an agent. Carolyn and Norman loved to visit Branson and enjoyed dinner shows, shopping, and antiquing. Carolyn and Norman later purchased property in Gardner, Kansas. With the help of Norman’s son, Bill, they remodeled the house, with their family in mind, to share many family gatherings.
Carolyn spent much of her time painting china, a gift that was passed on to her and Leila from their mother. She also loved her Kansas City sports and enjoyed sharing that passion with her daughter, Robin. She enjoyed her visits with Troy so much and shared in their compassion for others. Carolyn was an amazing baker and cook and loved sharing that with her children and grandchildren. Debbie’s passion for baking and cooking was inspired by time spent in the kitchen with her mother even as recent as last month. She had a strong relationship with Christ which was evident in the way she loved others, and exemplified Psalm 19:14, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You, Oh Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer.”
Carolyn found much of her joy in her grandchildren. She loved every moment she spent with them. She was affectionately named Pink Ma and Pink Grandma by each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Here is who she was to them in their words.
Cary- Selfless: No matter what may have been going on in her life, it was effortless for her to ask about and do for others.
Aubri- Charismatic: exercising a compelling charm which inspires devotion in others.
Megan- Intentional: She had a way of making you feel you were the most important person in that moment and it seemed as if nothing else mattered.
Travis- Passionate: She was always concerned with how others were doing and put other people first.
Maxwell- Welcoming: I always felt like I could show up at any time and she would be there waiting at the door with open arms.
Samantha- Warm-hearted: She had a soft heart. When she spoke, you felt warm and at peace, especially when she prayed.
Grace- A Treasure: the gift of her unconditional love was priceless.
Norman was very devoted to Carolyn and cared for her before she peacefully went to be with her Lord. Those who will continue to live out her legacy are her husband, Norman, of 35 years; her three children and their spouses, Troy and Linda, Robin and Scott, and Debbie and David; her step-children Bill, Mary, and Martha and their spouses; her ten grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She was greeted in Heaven by her parents and her two brothers.