Holly K. Pittman, 79 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024. She was born December 17, 1944, in Gary, IN to Leon and Marie (Chlad) Dunsworth. Holly grew up on the East side of Gary on 8th & Kentucky, and graduated from Emerson High School in 1962, where she participated in choir and drama. Holly made her career as a Hairdresser, and later as a Realtor, which led to her being known as “Holly from McColly.” Over her life, Holly had many hobbies and collections. She was known for her big personality and ability to turn a mundane task into an adventure. With Holly, shopping was quite an experience to be had. Wherever she went, she lit up the room and shared her love of life. Holly particularly enjoyed being part of the Three Musketeers alongside her special nieces, Terri and Jessica Dix. She will be remembered as a loving, caring, and giving person, who will be dearly missed.
Holly is survived by a son and daughter-in-law; granddaughters: Jillian and Sydney; nieces: Terri (Fred) Dix, Jessica Dix, Sherri (Eric) Egolf, and Lisa (Dave) Zottneck; cousins: Carol Ann (Gary) Burkhart, and Bill Gearhardt; and many loving friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents; partner, Kenneth Pittman; beloved sisters: Jeannie Dunsworth and Lois Goethal; great nephew, James “Jimmy” Sesniak; and her loving Chlad grandparents.
A celebration of Holly’s life was held privately with family.


So sorry to hear about the passing of Holly. I have not seen her in probably 10 years but when I was in college, she was like a second mom. -Jeff Weitzel 

My sincere and heartfelt sorrow to the family of holly. Our lawns connected and we would chat over the fence. -Joann Pierotti 

So sorry, Eric. Your mother was one of my favorite people when I was teaching. She loved you as much as she loved life! -Barbara Geiss 

Another great Emerson alumnus gone to her maker. We will miss you Holly. Thank you for being a good friend and classmate. -Art Neely 

My dear friend Holly you will be forever missed. -Jayme Deardurff 

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