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Carolyn Holt

Carolyn Dina Holt, born January 4, 1942, in New Melle, MO, passed away on April 23, 2024.

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She was the daughter of Harley and Lucille (Wippermann) Holt; granddaughter of Oscar and Laura (Almeling) Holt and John and Dina (Fuerman) Wippermann; and sister of Norbert Oscar Holt.

Carolyn attended Wentzville schools and received her college degree from Kirksville. She worked for Continental Telephone in accounting, budgeting, and administration in Missouri, New York, Virginia, and Georgia. After returning to Missouri, Carolyn was active in real estate and title insurance, retiring in 2009.

As a survivor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in 2006, she pursued the placement of AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) in police departments, schools, churches, etc., which was accomplished through presentations and videos of her story, fundraised through charity golf tournaments and donations.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, sister-in-law Grace, and her brother, Norbert. She is survived by her nieces, Lisa Alcorn, Tara (Tarrell) Robinson, and their families; nephew, Craig (Carrie) Holt, and her family; and many friends.

Services: A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at St. John's UCC. Her cremains are to be buried with her great-grandfather, Edward Holt, at St. John’s UCC Cemetery in Cappeln, with a private graveside service. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to American Legion Post #323 in Wentzville, MO.