K. Christine (Keefer) Holman, 73, of Butler, moved to her forever home on November 15, 2022 surrounded by family.
Born July 24, 1949, in Oil City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Maxine (Seanor) Keefer.
After graduating from Grove City College, she accepted a teaching position in Butler and taught English at BJHS to seventh graders for 33 years. Those seventh graders, many of whom remembered her as a teacher even decades after being in her classroom, and her amazing colleagues at the junior high were an important part of her life. She loved to read and after her retirement from teaching, coordinated a Retired Readers book discussion group that met monthly with some of her former colleagues.
Christine was a long-time member of Butler First UMC, where she joyfully sang in the choir for (at least) 45 years and helped facilitate a growth group with her husband Tom. She also volunteered at the Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center for 12 years in whatever capacity was needed.
She and Tom were married on December 26, 1980, and cherished each other’s company for 40 (+) years. They enjoyed traveling as long as health and mobility permitted and had some wonderful trips together. Time spent with family and friends was precious to her.
Besides her much-loved husband Tom, Christine is survived by her son Dr. Matthew Holman, of St. Clairsville, OH; her daughter Beth (Travis) Culley, of Butler; and her grandson Tyler, a particular bright spot in her life. She is also survived by her brother Greg (Kristin) Keefer of Lawrence, KS; her niece Ellen (Andrew) Slikker and great-niece Elliot May Slikker, also of Lawrence, KS; her nephew Bennett Keefer (Lindsay) of Louisville, KY; her sister-in-law Claire Nixon of Virginia Beach, VA; her niece Kristi (Chris) Nixon Cartwright and great-nephew Jaxson Cartwright, and a number of close cousins.
All are invited to attend a memorial visitation for Christine on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church, 200 E. North St., Butler, PA 16001.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Butler First UMC or the Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center of Butler County.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com