‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees
Send a Sympathy Gift

Funeral Service

Sutton Memorial Home
Tuesday February 24th, 2015

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Elsie 's visitation.

Elsie I. Holstlaw

Elsie I. Holstlaw, 84, of Taylorville, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 3:28 p.m. surrounded by her loving family at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born June 16, 1930 in Rural Morrisonville, IL. The Daughter of Fred and Oleva (Oller) Borkhardt. She married Calvin Hendricks and they were later divorced and then she married Leroy Holstlaw and they were also later divorced. She was a Retired cook and legend of Bill’s Toasty Shop for 30 years in Taylorville. Her family and friends are the most important to her and “Mom” to many others. She enjoyed her gambling trips with her best friend Jenny McKinney.

She is survived by her Sons: Calvin Hendricks of Oregon; Carl (Kerry) Holstlaw of Taylorville, IL; Bruce Holstlaw of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Janice Foster of Taylorville, IL; Nancy Adams of Meridosia, IL; Cindy (John) Carnahan of Branson, MO; Brenda  (Tim) Gable of North Little Rock, AR; Carol (Richard) Ennis of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Chad Holstlaw of St. Louis, MO; Macy Holstlaw of Taylorville, IL; Pam Woodall of Tennessee and Travis Adams of Winchester, IL; Becky Durbin of Brownstown, IL; John Dilley of Las Vegas, NV; Jessica Hunt of Mayflower, AR; Dean Hull of North Little Rock, AR; Bill Ennis of Bloomington, IL; Rich and Phil Ennis of Taylorville, IL; Twenty Great Grandchildren; Sister-in-Law: Chris Borkhardt of Moline, IL; Special pets Abby and Jake; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Brother: Louis Borkhardt; three grandchildren Tommy and October Adams; Jason Dilley.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Don Bettis officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL. Visitation will be held Monday, February 23, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to The wishes of the family C/O U.S. Bank 108 West Market Street, Taylorville, IL 62568

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Elsie Holstlaw, please visit our flower store.


Sorry for your loss. Elsie was one of my favorites at Bill's Toasty Shop. While she was pounding out my burger, to cook, she would always talk to you, possibly tell a joke etc. Then when I worked at Angelo's, I would see her and Jenny. She always spoke to me. She will be missed.

Tim Calvert Feb 24 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Jan. Having lost my mother nearly a month ago I know how hurt you feel in your heart.it is a very sad time in our life, but we know they are in a better place. Again so sorry.

Susan Eckhoff Feb 24 2015 12:00 AM

To the family:  Very sorry for your loss.  Elsie will be missed by many.  She was a great person and it was my pleasure to call her "Aunt Elsie"
RIP Aunt Elsie

Vickie Clayton Feb 23 2015 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Elsie's humor and determination to meet any problems in her life.  I knew her forever @ Bill's Toasty, then met her @ the Moose every Friday.  She was always smiling & laughing.  I loved to hug her & called her off & on when she didn't go to Moose anymore.  I talked to her on the phone & she never complained about things.  The last I heard from her was after we sent Christmas cards & I called after Christmas.  I really liked her.  God take care of her  God Bless you & yours.

Lynda Smith Feb 23 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your mother.  I did her hair for years and loved her dearly.  She will be remembered by so many who loved her as much as I did.  Always smiling and never complaining.  Loved her family so very much.

mary lou harris Feb 23 2015 12:00 AM