Karen D. Getz-Holland, 58, of Marysville Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022 at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus following an extended illness.
After graduating from Westland High School, she illustrated her talents as well as passions owning her own photographing business K. Holland (Getz) where she helped people capture special moments in their lives, be it at horse shows, weddings, famed musical bands, and other events including family/senior portraits. She personally was proud to have captured a photo for the metal group Def Leppard which they would go on and use. During these times she obtained her Associates Degree of Applied Science from Columbus State University and went on to work many years in production at Honda.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Karen had a deep love for horses. She was a member of the Ohio Horseman’s Council, where she served as vice-president and secretary. Although her passion stemmed from real life horses, we would be remiss not to mention that it bridged into an ultimately began with model horses where she belonged to the North American Model Horse Shows Association, be it a participant and even judge.
She attended Marysville Grace Church and also enjoyed scrapbooking and cross stitch.
Born October 25, 1963 in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Leo N. and Wanda F. (Wolford) Getz.
On April 14, 2011 at the Marysville Grace Church, she married her husband of over 11 years, Leonard C. Holland, and he survives in Marysville. She is also survived by her sons, Shae Burchett of Denver, CO, Liam Haislip of Marysville, Jacob Holland (step-son), also of Marysville; grandson Leo (Shae); her sisters, Judy Getz of Grove City, Kathie Wickle (John) of Grove City, Deborah Getz Lubell of Chattanooga, TN and her niece Holly Martin (Kathie) who was the “daughter she never had”.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Marysville Grace Church with Pastor Clancy Cruise officiating Saturday August 27, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. Disposition of ashes at a special site will be held privately by the family at a later date. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday, from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the White Ribbon Project at https://thewhiteribbonproject.org. Wilson Funeral Home-Mannasmith Chapel is assisting the family, and condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com