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Obituary: Sonna Lou Holder, Indianapolis

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Sonna Lou Holder, 68, of Indianapolis, died Monday, September 1, 2014, at Hickory Creek Health Care Facility in Franklin, IN.

Born February 28, 1946, in Indianapolis, IN, Sonna was the daughter of Gerald and Laura Waltz Hamilton. She lived in Hope, IN, through her teenage years, and married Darrell Holder December 5, 1964. He preceded her in death July 27, 2014.

Sonna was a licensed beautician and a seamstress. She enjoyed creating art and crafts, and square dancing, was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with Pastor Andy Kilps officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hope Moravian Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be donated to Huntington's Disease research at or through the funeral home.

Survivors include her children, Ian (Traci) Holder of Riverview, FL, and Katie (Jason) Ryan of Indianapolis; and grandchildren, Claire and Kenlee Ryan.

Sonna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Darrell; a son, Eric A. Holder; and brothers, Virgil and Ronnie Hamilton.

Online condolences may be sent to the Holder family at

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