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January 31, 2013

Lori Janean Acton

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Lori Holzworth Acton of London, Ky., passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

Lori, the eldest of four siblings, daughter of Carol Holzworth and the late Bernard Holzworth, grew up in Sterling, Colo. She graduated in the class of 1975 from Sterling High School. She attended the University of Northern Colorado, completed her bachelor’s degree at Eastern Kentucky University and earned a Master of Library Science from Vanderbilt University.

Since first serving as director of the Laurel County Public Library in 1985 and overseeing the expansion of the library from the small building on Fourth Street to the first class facility that the community has utilized since 2004, Lori had committed her career to a life of public service. On a most fundamental level, Lori believed that both education and public involvement form the foundation of community. Her commitment to bettering society through education and active participation was unparalleled.

As an active member of the Rotary Club, she was a Paul Harris Fellow and an Assistant Governor for District 6740. She was on the board of rirectors of the Saint Joseph Hospital London foundation. Lori will be remembered for her outward reaching personality, leadership traits and goal oriented management style and, of course, her infamous and contagious laugh.

Lori’s passing leaves behind her husband, Larry Acton, and her four, in Lori’s words, “heart” children, Wayne, Lance, Sarah and Peter. She is also survived by her mother, Carol Holzworth of Sterling, Colo., sisters, Jennifer Hays of Brighton, Colo.,  and Brenda Holzworth of Scottsdale, Ariz.;  and one brother Brian Holzworth and wife Amy of Fort Collins, Colo.

Funeral services for Lori Holzworth Acton will be conducted at 1 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 2, in the chapel of House-Rawlings Funeral Home with Rev. Wade Arp officiating.  

Burial will follow at A.R. Dyche Memorial Park in London.

  The family will receive friends after 11 a.m. until the funeral hour of 1 p.m. at House-Rawlings Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Laurel County Public Library will be most welcomed. Please read a book to a child in memory of Lori.

 

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