Holly Ann Herschede


Holly Ann Herschede, age 72.  Sunrise June 21, 1943 in Chicago, IL and Sunset January 7, 2016 at Zusman Hospice.  She was baptized at The Vineyard Church.  Holly took pride in being a loving Philanthropist.  She was preceded in death by her parents John and Elizabeth Herschede.  Left to cherish her memory, daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Roy Hill-Ford, , sisters Alison Herschede and Elizabeth Wohlgemuth, grandchildren Zoey and Deion Hill-Ford, and a host of other family and friends.  The Family would like to give a special thanks to Holly’s caregivers, Birdie Brennan, Mary Hargrow, Jodi Lewis, Tonya Saulsbury and Rhonda Barber for the love, friendship and care given to Holly.  The memorial Service will take place 11:00am, Thursday January 14, 2016 at Bexley United Methodist Church 2657 E. Broad St., Bexley, Ohio 43209.  Arrangements entrused to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE 2500 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Holly’s name at: Southeast, Inc 16 W. Long St., Columbus, Ohio 43215 614-225-0990.

Condolence Messages

  1. I would like to offer my condolences to Cindy, Roy, Zoey, Deion, and the rest of the Herschede family and friends. Holly was a very special woman and I thank you all for allowing me to be a part of her life. I loved Holly with all my heart and I looked forward to spending time with her everyday. I miss her terribly but I take comfort knowing she’s in a beautiful place watching over all of us. Rest In Peace Holly you will never be forgotten.

    All My Love and Prayers

  2. I knew Holly for over 20 years from several mental health groups. I was at her family open
    house about 6 years ago at Southeast’s Fresh Air gallery so I met many of her family members.
    I was very sad to read today that she had died. I extend my condolences to her family.

  3. The members and friends of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus where Holly was a part of its community at one time send their sympathy to you.

    We would like permission to announce her death on Sunday and to send a caring card to you. Will you kindly give me a mailing address?

    Thank you.

  4. Holly, was a dear friend and adopted Teddy came from our poodles. She was dedicated to helping people through her shared experience, time and love. She will be missed.

  5. Rosemary Muldowney

    Holly was named well. She brought the best out of every day I was with her. She made life seem never too tough but respected life as great challenge. She was so grateful for her journey. She made me know I could do it, whatever it was. Thank you all for sharing such a gentle soul.

  6. My condolences to the family holly was a kind and loving person that i got to know i will miss her my heartfelt prayers go out to the family. Josey Thompson

  7. Stephen L Glover Sr

    So sorry to hear of Holly’s passing Roy and Cindy and the kids. She was such a spirited individual. She certainly loved you guys too.

  8. I want to give my condolences to Holly’s family. She helped provide much needed art supplies and easels for the budding artists at Pathway Clubhouse. Her support here really helped get us started. She was such a beautiful caring person.

    Tracey Pennell
    Art Teacher

  9. I want to give my sympathy to the Herschede Family in their loss of Holly. Holly was a wonderful vibrate soul who always had a smile and made you also smile. I enjoyed talking with her, and I will truly miss her.

    Emmett Weir

  10. I’ve been thinking of my big-hearted, colorful friend a lot lately, 5 years since her transitions.
    I’m following her inimitable legacy of supporting new artists at some points when the artist themselves is not necessarily thinking of themselves in that way.
    I miss her a lot. She was rare in every positive sense of the word’s definition and one of the most authentic people I’ve ever known. I wish I could hear her infectious and mischievous laugh one more time. Thanks for the gift of YOU you gsve to the world in spades..and hearts. Forever in my heart.

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