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Ida Evans Holdsworth, 99, Versailles, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at Crown Pointe Assisted Living Center. She was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Newport, Kentucky, daughter of Edward and Rilla Messmer.
She married Claude Evans, who preceded her in death. She then married Duke Holdsworth on Aug. 23, 1973, and he also preceded her in death.
Ida worked at Neustadt-Loring-Andrews Jewelers in Cincinnati and retired from the purchasing department of Kroger in Cincinnati after 45 years.
She enjoyed traveling, especially to Europe. Her hobbies included solving and framing Thomas Kincaid puzzles, crocheting, embroidery, and quilting.
For 93 years of her life, Ida was a member of United Methodist Church, first in Southgate, Kentucky. Later in Versailles, she became a member of Tyson United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Versailles Eastern Star.
Survivors include her step-son, Gary (Patsy) Holdsworth of Versailles; grandsons, Scott (Kara) Holdsworth of Greensburg and Brian (Stacy) Holdsworth of Zionsville; great-grandchildren, Macy, Chancey, Jocelyn, and Braden; and brother-in-law, Gilbert Laycock of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Grace Laycock; and brother, Edward Messmer.
Services were held Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Eastern Star services preceded the funeral officiated by Rev. Mike Dixon. Burial was held at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, Kentucky.
Memorials may be given to Decatur-Shelby County Hospice or Tyson United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Published on May 24, 2017
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