June 21, 2024

Josephine Rose Brier Hollingsworth

Josephine Rose Brier Hollingsworth, 94, died October 18, 2016, after a bad fall breaking her arm and hip right before her 94th birthday. 

Jo, as she was known by many, or “Sissie” as many close family and friends called her, was born on September 29, 1922 in Liberal, KS the daughter of Edward and Clara Etta Brier.
She met the love of her life, Richard L. “Mutt” Hollingsworth, and they were married, May 12, 1946 in Santa Ana, California. He preceded her in death in 1992.

She was a bookkeeper most of her life. It was a subject she absolutely hated in school, but was something she was truly good at. She was a member of the Christian churches in Liberal her entire life. She found the most joy in life in helping, caring, mentoring and assisting others, aiding many in being able to live their last days in their own homes. She had such a gift and ministry in serving others throughout her lifetime.

Jo is survived by one son, Scot A. Hollingsworth and wife Alicia of Plant City, Florida; two grandchildren, Erica R. Hollingsworth of Lakeland, Florida and Sean A. Hollingsworth of Tampa, Florida; and one Great-Grandson, Lucas C. Hollingsworth of Lakeland, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Clara Etta Brier; step-father, Claude Scott; Four siblings, Herman Brier, Howard Brier, Charles Brier and Mary Byerley. 

Viewing will be 2:00pm – 5:00pm Sunday, October 23rd at Miller Mortuary.

Funeral Services will be 2:00pm Monday, October 24th at the Central Christian Church. Burial will follow at the Liberal City Cemetery.