1931 – 2019
Loretta Hollingsworth was born August 13, 1931 in Baileysville, West Virginia to Buell and Sarah Brewster. She was proud to be a Coal Miner’s daughter! She married Aaron Toler on January 7, 1947. To this union was born 3 sons, Stan, Terry, and Mark. She proudly and affectionately called them her “3 preacher boys”. Shortly after moving to Columbus, Ohio – Aaron was tragically killed in a construction accident.
At church, she later met a handsome bachelor, named Jack Hollingsworth. They were married in Columbus, Ohio on March 25, 1963. In 27 days, Jack and Loretta would have celebrated 56 years of marriage. Loretta went to be with the Lord she loved and served on February 27, 2019 in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Loretta was a licensed Cosmetologist and owned and operated the Beauty Bower and the Clintonville Beauty Salon in Columbus, Ohio. She took great pride in helping her clients look their best. She was active in her church, teaching Sunday School, playing the piano, leading Vacation Bible School, and directing the annual Christmas pageant. Her greatest love was singing Gospel music with her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Aaron; and 10 brothers and sisters: Buell Jr., Bobby Joe, Ed, Roy, Shirley, Jordan Christian, Danny, Janell, Mickey, and Judy. She is also preceded in death by her oldest son, Dr. Stan Toler.
Loretta is survived by her husband, Jack Hollingsworth, daughter-in-law, Linda Toler; son Terry and his wife Sue; son Mark and his wife Mary; 6 grandchildren and their spouses – Seth (Marcy), Trent (Erin), Aaron (Lauren), Adam (Amanda), Sarah (Jody), and Mariah (Ty). She is also survived by 13 Great Grandchildren: Rhett, Ty, Davis, Jordan, Luke, Anna, Wren, Clara Jane, Lila, Bennett, Milo, Will, and Hayes.
The family will receive friends at the Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm. A service of celebration will be Monday at 1:00pm at the Edmond First Church of the Nazarene.