HENDERSON, KY - Holly Renee (Vanover) Mattingly, 38, of Henderson passed away Friday, December 7, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Born in Owensboro, KY, on November 9, 1974, to Roger Vanover and Phyllis (Murphy) Myles, Holly graduated Henderson County High School in 1992 and held a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana.

Holly was a sports enthusiast and avid football fan who enjoyed fishing and camping. She loved reading and vacationing. She was a Mickey Mouse devotee and Disney fan; she enjoyed watching Disney films with her children and travelling to Walt Disney World.

As a cancer survivor, Holly was a tough-as-nails fighter determined to persevere for the family she loved more than anything. Holly appreciated the simple and most important things in life, and was always cheerful, gracious, and forgiving. In her years of fighting illness, she showed a strength of character and devotion to her family at which most of us can only marvel.

She was preceded in death by her father Roger Vanover and her grandparents Harold and Opal Murphy, grandmother Iona Vanover and grandmother Rachel Vanover.

She is survived by her husband, Tony Mattingly. She is also survived by her mother Phyllis Myles of Owensboro, her grandfather Morton Vanover of Sacramento KY, children Ashley Renee Frederick and Logan Tyler Frederick of Henderson, sister Julie Bridgmon of Owensboro, brother Matthew Vanover of Henderson, and nieces and nephews. Holly is also survived by her devoted friend and caregiver, Beth Mattingly.

Visitation will be held 2 PM to 8 PM Sunday December 9 and 8:30-12 PM Monday December 10 at Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel. Funeral services will be 12 PM Monday, December 10 at Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel. Entombment will be at Fairmont Cemetery. Pastor Kevin Seaton will officiate. Pallbearers will be Carl Frederick, David Haley, Glover Myles, Wayne Vanover, Bill Fambrough and David Mattingly.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research (www.jimmyv.org) or St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research (www.stjude.org).

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5771

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5362

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5143

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5078

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4255

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4055

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13705

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11595

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 29, 2015 805

Should Inactivity be Classified as a Disease?

by Mallory Powell
March 29, 2015 767

Huge Turnout Joins to Support Shanice Bean Family

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 29, 2015 676

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 29, 2015 592

North American Stainless to Make $150 Million…

by Office of the Governor
March 29, 2015 576

Market Commentary - March 29, 2015

by Randall L. Franklin
March 29, 2015 506

Gov. Beshear, Federal Officials to Announce New…

by Office of Governor
March 29, 2015 505

Legislator's Log - Week of March 29, 2015

by Brent Yonts
March 29, 2015 476

Dave Says - March 29, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
March 29, 2015 474

UK Experts to Discuss Cancer Care on KET

by Allison Perry
March 29, 2015 428

Outdoor Truths - March 29, 2015

by Gary Miller