Date of Death:  December 6, 2021

Service Details

In accordance with family wishes, cremation has been conducted; a private service will be planned.

Obituary Notice

Holly Lynn Havens, 46, a woman of faith and courage, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021 at Three Rivers Health.

She was born February 10, 1975 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Michael and Jackie (Oswalt) Havens.

As a young girl, Holly loved riding horses, and competed on a national circuit where she won many awards.

She attended White Pigeon High School where she was first chair clarinet and a member of the Flag Corps in the marching band, co-captain of the cheerleading team, a Girl Scout, and a member of the Student Council. She graduated from Constantine High School with the Class of 1993.

Holly’s working career included as an administrative assistant at Lear, for Armstrong as a college student and H&R Block. Her best years came when she worked for First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers/Centreville, most recently as the Program Assistant for the United Community Assistance Program, helping many in need obtain food and gas vouchers.

She had three cats, and was especially fond of her current feline companion, Cleo.

Holly loved to entertain; she cooked amazing desserts and even received awards from the Kalamazoo Women’s Club for her recipes.

She faced many health challenges during her life, but pressed on through them with a smile and bravery that will always be remembered by those who loved and cared for her.

Remaining to cherish Holly’s memory are her parents, Michael and Jackie Havens of White Pigeon; aunt, Patricia (Hank) Snow; uncle, Martin (Melanie) Oswalt; cousin, Mindy (William) Reid.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Eileen Oswalt, Henry Havens and Jeanne Bent.

Additional Information

Donations in Holly’s memory may be directed to the St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund, First Presbyterian Church Three Rivers/Centreville, or the Three Rivers Lions Club. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Holly. I worked with her breifly at Lear Corporation. I remember her as a young energetic young lady who had a beautiful smile. She was so bubbly and brought happiness to all. May God bring you peace and comfort during this very sad time.

    Karen Tennant

  2. I am very sorry for your loss! I consider Holly one of my best friends. I will miss her greatly! My prayers go out the family. May the prayers bring you some peace. She was a special soul that helped many people.

  3. My heart is broken for you Jackie, my childhood friend, and Mike a good friend too. I know what you’re going through and I pray you will find peace and in time cherish all of your good memories of Holly. I’m here for you and love you both.

  4. So sorry to hear of Holly’s passing. I admired her courage in facing all her health issues. My thoughts and prayers are with you.. May all your memories and knowing she is no longer in pain bring you comfort at this difficult time.

    Janine Drake

  5. Rest In Peace Holly, all of my best cheerleading and flag corps memories include you!!! You always had such a beautiful and fun loving spirit, you were a great friend and guide and you will be greatly missed.

  6. Since 1980 I treasure the time I’ve known and worked with Holly …”the more beautiful and full the remembrances, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude transforms the torment of memory into silent joy.
    One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain.”
    D. Bonhoeffer

  7. Mike and Jackie…so sorry to see this about Holly. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Wish there was something to make this easier for you. Hold each other tight. Love Nancy

  8. I am truly sorry to hear of Holly’s passing. I have many wonderful memories from our days in Girl Scouts together and as students at WPHS. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May God bless you!

  9. Our heart goes out to her parents. Our thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time. We LOVED Holly, an angel!❤❤❤❤❤🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  10. Mike and Jackie,

    May God comfort you and your family and may his peace be yours.
    I remember Holly as a little girl down at the horse barn when I was riding.
    I remained friends with her and kept up with all she had going on, if I posted
    a picture of my horse Lady the buckskin on Facebook she would always tell me how much
    she liked her and she remembered her in the barn.
    Love and hugs,

  11. Holly was a wonderful friend and classmate at White Pigeon High School. I’m very sorry for your loss. God has gained another wonderful person and now she is finally free from pain. God bless you in your mourning. —Rev. Tim Sassaman

    • I am so sorry to hear of Holly’s passing. She always told me she had already lived longer than expected. I wasn’t ‘expecting’ but as a Mom who has laid to rest two sons, I know all too well that tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us. Holly really was a very special person. My heart is breaking and I will surely miss her.
      My sincere condolences to the family.

      Oh Holly…. my eyes are dripping!! You will always be in my heart. (give my boys a hug for me). Fly high Holly~ I will see you on the other side.💞

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